I disagree - the Republican Primary candidates beat Romey - they crucified one another, giving tons of material to the Demos. The liar in chief used it contiually and the news media verified it claiming it was true. They used every tactic they could muster to lie about Romeny. Blame the GOP hierarchy is easy, but the truth lies with the new media and an uinformed, under informed, and entitlement mentality. In closing, yes,a lot of blame lies with the GOP hierarchy, too.