The GOP didn't nominate Romney. The primary voters did. There certainly were conservatives who entered the race and other conservatives who chose not to.
You are exactly right.
The voters nominated Mitt Romney.
The Republicans did not put up an attractive slate to begin with. The only one I could support was Perry and he got zero support.
I know many here wanted Santorum or Newt, but I really think we lucked out with Romney.
Santorum would have been vulnerable to have been painted as a right wing wacko and he was easily rattled and not good at defending himself.
Newt ... well, I love Newt, but you know he would have shot himself in the foot with his mouth which he could not control.
Romney has been steady and unruffled and has said and done all the right things. I really think now .. No, he wasn’t my preference ... but I really think now that we ended up with the candidate with the best chance of winning.
And that is very important to me and to the country.
Getting Obama out of our White House.