Wow you are an idiot.
It was political math. Sure Romney did not Equal a lot of conservatives Ideal candidate. But you are a moron if you think that means he was identical to Obama.
Romney was a better choice than Obama once he won the nomination.
If I pretend for a minute that Ron Paul was somehow cheated out of the Republican nomination and assume the whole republican party was guilty of conspiring to shut him down...
There is still no way he would have beaten Obama. The result would have been worse, and the downballot effect on Senate and House races would have hurt Republicans a lot more too.