I do fault Romney's staff who played it too safe, who believed that just because in every other election the incumbant's low popularity and low approval would be their in with the voters. Over and over voters said they thought Romney was more competent and more trustworthy. But the Republican brand is so tainted with four years of Bush bashing that I don't think anything but a full on counter attack would have helped. George Bush left a terrible legacy in his inability to counter the vile and untrue statements made about him. An unchallenged lie becomes the truth with the complicity of the MSM.
We need to quit ASSUMING things like an 8% unemployment rate means the incumbent won't be elected or if his turnout is lower the same resul