Breitbart was the only conservative who would play the liberals game. If only Romney had played that game. So, including his death on this list is appropriate.
The only other candidate I'd put on here probably came too late in the year, and still has to play itself out. Boehner's loss of control of the Republican party. I'll be curious to see if this ends up on the good or bad list 365 days from now. Could the Tea Party actually take over the Republican party? Could it be the best thing that ever happened?