We had 16 announced candidates. Only 3 of them were lifelong Conservative Republicans. The other 13 were, in some cases, not even Republicans, or they had Democrat histories including being elected to office as Democrats, or making major donations to Democrat candidates! Some had been Democrat campaign workers.
The subtle element was simple ~ discounting the 3 conservatives, all of them getting a good 22 to 30 percent of the total vote in primaries, we had that one Leftwingtard and he got barely 20% ~ he would have looked bad in any primary where he faced only the three real Conservatives. Instead, there were always those 'others' pulling in 1% to 12% or so, and they made his 20% look Good to the uninformed.
In fact, it made him look like he was up there with the three real Conservatives.
Some of our major donors are not really well practiced in the nuances of REAL Republican party politics. Romney's top 5 donors all have questionable or weak connections with Republican rank and file folks. See for yourself:
1. Sheldon Adelson
2. Harold Simmons
3. Bob J. Perry
4. Robert Rowling,
5. William Koch
Several of them appear to have bought into Romney's own unicorn which is, lo and behold, that there's an undecided middle 10% of undecided voter to be gotten in a campaign. Actually, there's no middle, and the purpose of the campaign is to get your own followers out to vote! You even have to say bad things about the opponent ~ hoping against hope itself that some of his followers will skip over his name or stay home. Obama lost 4 million voters ~ and I am sure more were to be had.
The GOP-e, at most, gets out 15% of the vote ~ they can be disposed of and replaced with currently unregistered Republican voters. There are 90 million adult Americans who don’t vote. Time to bring them on board, and without the GOP-e we should be able to do that.