The problem was STUPIDITY. Conservatives rightly assert the stupidity of those who voted for the dog-eatin' Kenyan. But they were largely oblivious to their own ranks' stupidity. Such as remaining divided behind candidates not worthy of support: Gingrich [a RINO of the worst sort], Santorum [a Washington Insider phony who tried to repackage himself as a Conservative behind an anti-homosexual agenda], and others. The only true Conservative, Michele Bachmann, got little support.