For What it's worth and subject to change pending final tallies.
Popular EV Romney/Ryan 59,637,581 47.7% 206 EV McCain/Palin 59,934,814 45.7% 173 EV Net McCain/Palin 29,233 -2.0% -33 EV
That said whomever becomes the nominee in 2016 needs to be someone that can bring enough voters together to defeat the democratic candidate. We surely don't need a 16 year run of democratic control plus however many years into the future the Supreme Court impact of their nominees will be.
correction to net difference:
29,233 s/b 297,233
Ok. You keep the media at bay so enough citizens can hear whoever the candidate is. After all, look at all the trashing Barry got, it’s amazing how he won!/s