There have been several factors in the GOP losing this elections. ALL of the so-called experts are grasping at straws trying to figure it out. It is really quite simple. The GOP has been rather consistent in nominating "Moderates" believing this is how to draw the independents. This I believe isthe first major problem. Moderates are mearly a "lite" version of "Liberal". As long as the GOP "elites" have the control, they will continue putting up moderates and continue losing elections. There needs to be comprehensve contrast using a real conservative. Not a wacko type., that sounds and acts like a Libertarian. Someone that can articulate real convervative values and ideas. Stop pandering to the special groups.