Why did he lose? People didn't show up to vote for him. Romney garnered over 2 million less votes than did McCain while Obama was down 10 million votes over 2008. Why did Romney get less votes the McCain? Because Romney is to the left of McCain. Conservatives don't want to vote for a progressive liberal. I'm sure the establishment mentality is to run someone further left than Romney in 2016 and repeat their loss. Maybe the republicans can run Valerie Jarret as they continue on their quest to appease the democrat party. For all their talk and experience in business the republican party can't put together a winning model in the political arena. Why? Because they have failed to adjust to their market. They are going the way of buggy manufacturers if they do not retool. If the republican party is to ever have any relevance they need to quit trying to out democrat the democrats and move back to conservatism. Conservatism. What is conservatism? Conservatism is small government, fiscal responsibility and more freedom. That's what conservatism is about. What the party has become however is something totally different and we call that neoconservatism or social conservatism. Neocons believe in using the government to impress their morals upon others. This is more government, this is statism and is not conservatism. Until the republican party learns this, they will continue to lose. You lose in these areas: Abortion. My sate, Kansas, is the reddest of red. Churches are like convenience stores in that they are located on every corner yet, in this red state of mine, late term abortion is available. When our AG perpetrated an illegal war on abortion we gave him the boot. Abortion is legal. Yes it is taking a life but you can't change the fact that it is legal. Accept it, pray for people seeking abortions if you must but move on. Gays: Like it or not, gays are people too and are guaranteed the same rights under the COTUS as anyone else. If you have a hang up on gays take the words of my pastor to heart, love the sinner hate the sin. Accept gays for who and what they are and move on. Gay marriage: It is going to happen sooner or later. The republicans might as well capitalize on it and embrace it. Is gay marriage going to hurt you? No. Is gay marriage going to change your marriage in any way? No. Is the collapse of the economy because you fail to embrace people outside your norm and by doing so cutting you out of the political process going to have any effect on you? Absolutely. Move on. Now a bunch of you people are going to look at the above points and claim that's liberal. In the classical sense, you would be right. In modern use of the term, you'd be wrong. When you advocate government using force to instill your morals or agenda on the populace do not complain when the other side reciprocates and turns government on you. Some of you are blaming the other side for yesterdays defeat and some of you will no doubt blame the libertarians. Let me ask you, if a quarterback throws an interception and the other team scores points off of that interception is it the other teams fault or is it the fault of the quarterback for throwing the ball to the wrong team?