Romney is responsible because he had negative coattails that depressed the vote. Do you really think people show up to a presidential election just to vote for a Senate candidate?
Romney drove away plenty of conservatives who chose to stay home, and this lowered the vote for all these Senate candidates, robbing them of what would and should have been several percent in their favour. Hence ND, MT, and MA.
MO and IN - he destroyed the campaign of two conservative candidates (as well as his own campaign), by backstabbing conservatives. Do you know how many of my friends were calling me and telling me - “you were sooo right about Romney”, after he cut off Mourdock and Akin. “You told me he was not a friend of us, and not one of ours, and you were right”.
That’s 5 senate seats right there. Had he stuck with Mourdock and Akin - they would have won and he would have won as well.
There was nothing to stop those millions of conservatives from going to the polls and voting for the Republicans for Senate regardless of Romney.
Indiana voters gave Governor-elect Pence and candidate Romney a solid majority while electing a Democrat Senator ,then elected Republican super-majorities in the state legislature bur put a Democrat in charge of Indiana education. Just try to make sense of that !!!!
Evidently one of severl things happened:the conservatives don’t exist in the numbers we hoped,or the conservatives were lulled by over-exuberant polls and predictions into thinking they didn’t need to vote, or the candidates were rejected by the conservatives,or the conservatives have given up.
I am AFRAID that evn many so-called conservatives don’t really want abortion outlawed just in case “something happens....in their family...”,AND that even self-identified conservatives have grown accustomed to getting “free” government goodies.
I fail to understand how a “true conservative” would prefer Obama over Romney.