It is elementary my dear Watson, er, I mean, Rosenberg.How was it possible for Romney to do worse than McCain?
The Republican base is the Tea Party. And the Tea Party has been demanding for four years a Reaganesque nominee, or a close approximation thereof, to be coupled with a complementary VEEP selectee.
Instead, for the second successive presidential election, the Grand Ol' Party elite gave us a blue-state RINO liberal candidate coupled with a cookie-cutter blue state liberal VEEP nominee. At least McCain gave himself a decent chance with Sarah Palin.
It's a no-brainer Joel. Absolutely a no-brainer. And if I didn't know better I'd say the GOP elite lost this election by design because nobody can be so stupid unless it is intentional. Especially not twice in a row with so much at stake!!! :::
As for why a certain set of evangelicals voted for Obama, well, just consider them to be Christian versions of the apocalypse-hastening Iranian Shi'a. The quickest way to hasten the arrival of the 70th Week is with Obama in power.