Close to 4 million conservatives stayed home because he was a moderate. I think he ran a real good campaign as well, but evidently these 3+ million warned after McCain that they would do this if a conservative was not put on the ticket. They did it. I want them back
I think Mitt Romney was one of the most capable, competent men ever to mount a campaign for the White House. His problem was always going to be two-fold: (1) that doesn't mean he'd be the best candidate to run for the position; and (2) a capable executive is so focused on achieving objectives within an organization that he ends up doing things in one position that hurt his chances of winning a campaign for another one. Item (2) is exactly what happened here, and is why his presidential aspirations would have been better served if he had been governor of Ohio or Texas instead of Massachusetts.
If you don't push registration drives among your potential followers, they will never vote, and if they don't vote your dead and severely disabled will vote ~ through their absence!
Short-sighted thinking, because that probably cost us the Senate as well. That did more harm than reelecting the Marxist.