Very well said. Romney did not take off any gloves and attack Obama where he was vulnerable to criticism. He came out with "he's a nice guy but its just his policies are wrong". Well, if he did not find out that he is not so nice a guy in the campaign, where he accused Romney of everything but rape, he was not listening.
I personally told this to Mitt in an early exploratory campaign fund raiser. I mentioned that we cannot stand another McCain campaign where he does not take on the liar in chief and call him out for his mistruths , racial dividing and class warfare. At the end, Mitt backed off of attacking Obama apparently believing that being a nice guy would carry the day. It did not and he lost. I agree with David. Whats to lose?