The part I have a problem with is the premise anyone ran against Obama's policies in 2012 & that's the strategy that failed. Romney did NOT talk about Obama's failed & threatening policies & acts. How many R candidates for Congress hung Obamacare around their opponents' necks and pointed out the looming threat? Who talked about Benghazi or Operation Fast & Furious? The Romney people were forced to defend his irrelevant tax returns & his very true "47%" remark while Obama got to skate on "You didn't build that."
You can't blame lost elections on arguments that weren't made.