The trouble with big city conservative pundits is that they eventually lose touch with the base. Even you, Ann. Yes, Romney is a nice guy. Yes, he holds many conservative principles. But nobody is mentioning the elephant in the room: out here in the hinterland we still take our relationship with God seriously, more seriously than our interest in politics. It isn't politically correct to mention Romney's religion, but if you want to see what effect it had, read what Devin from North Dakota said about the voters in his family - it'll open your eyes: http://www.jpattitude.com/121107.php#11
Fact is, Romney was a non-Christian running against a non-Christian and that's a contest guaranteed to leave the Republican base unenthused.