Given all the numbers crunched by Mr Barone I need to add the thought that the election results indicate that a strong conservative candidate like Ronald Regan would have beaten Barhama convincingly by exciting the conservative wing of the GOP and getting out their votes.
It is the RINO wing of the GOP that doomed RINO Romney to win the primaries and then loose the election. RINOs, we know who you are and what you are not.
RINOs can doom the GOP again and again into the future. True conservatives are not going to support a RINO with donations or votes.
This question about how to win the 2016 election is easy. Give us a real difference to vote for and we will.