Ann, I really like you but on this occasion you are just plain wrong. Romney did not have a good record with which to contrast to Obama with the uninformed voters and the leftist media (RomneyCare). Romney does not have the charisma (a nescessity to make people listen and understand the free market) to inspire the people to come out and vote. The RNC disenfranchised the conservatives and independants. Many of us "held our nose" and voted against Obama but we weren't enough. After this campaign cycle, the GOP can kiss my foot.