Newt has something that Romney doesn’t, Newt could speak from the heart and knows how to change things and to fight, he very well may have totally reshaped both campaigns, and the national dialogue, Obama’s image, invigorated the race and defeated Obama.
Romney was having to run against his own internal politics and beliefs, he was running against a man that he largely agreed with.
Romney has fluxuated between the two parties during his life, he only settled on republican, for political expediency.
Oh I think Romney never would have sent 90B to cronies with bad ideas ...he never would have vetoed the Keystone pipeline, he would be doing everything he could to help small business, never would have taken over GM.
Also, there was a story that the other side hoped would mean something - about Romney counseling someone not to have an abortion - like there was something wrong with that.
No one is perfect but in a normal world I think he would have been a POTUS who could have done a lot of good. But we are no longer in a normal American world. Stunningly, Obama has succeeded.