LATINOS as a percentage of the overall population continues to grow and when they vote, they are very heavily Democrat. The GOP needs to get used to this and cater more to this group.
The GOP lost this year because they fielded the worst candidate since Goldwater in 1964. Wacky religious-right casndidates simply don't win. A LITTLE religion is a good thing but too much religion is a BAD thing. Especially with Mormons, religion comes first. Romney spent 30 months of his life trying to convert people to his beliefs. Frankly, I don't care what he believes in as long as he and his ilk don't try and change MY beliefs. If he does want to try and change others beliefs, maybe he qualifies to be a clergyman but certainly not president.
The GOP lost its way this year just like in 1964 and they paid in spades both years. Obama was ripe to be unseated this year but Romney with all his baggage and gaffes was hardly the man to be able to do it.