Not every one of the 313 million is eligible to vote. Even so, Romney got 1 million fewer votes than McCain although 10 million more voters have come of age since 2008. Moreover, Obama lost 7 million voters. People who were fed up with Obama stayed home rather than cast their vote for Romney, who had one of the highest unfavorable ratings for a presidential candidate ever. He earned his unfavorables in part by running one of the filthiest primaries in modern times --- one that even a fawning, corrupt "conservative" media could not overcome. Add to that Romney's all-too-easy-to-check lies and the questionable wisdom of running a crony capitalist during one horrid recession/depression, and it is amazing that Romney did as well as he did.