Partially agree. Romney ran a reasonable campaign for a RINO many of us detested. Actually it was better than I expected and there were some good moments. Romney got in because conservatives couldn't close the deal on an alternative candidate and were squabbling over Newt vs Santorum etc. A unifying candidate is a must when you fight the democrat machine. Even then with increasingly entrenched socialism it will become harder for conservatives to run any candidate that can win nationally.
As it stands, Obamacare is now a given.
And, with each subsequent election, the driving issue will increasingly be "which party can best manage our National Healthcare System?"
Which is a job that is likely to turn today's Conservatives into a clone of Britain's Tories...