Romney projected himself as NOTObama. Whatever you didn't like about Obama was thus missing from Mitt NOTObama. If you thought Obama was a failure, by definition the NOTObama would have to be a success.
The GOP is toast unless they figure out how to start giving better 'stuff'' away than the Dems. Either way it does not matter as both parties will run us into the ground. It's just at which speed we auger in at that will be different.
I can see that you buy into the excuse that Romney made why he lost the election. He lost the elections because he failed to understand what is happening in middle class America. He will never understand that because he has never been in that situation.