Originally Posted by SonOfLe-loLang
Why wasnt the base incredibly supportive of Romney? I think the answer is simple: He's a ****ty candidate.
Well that's a little broad. But there's some truth to it. He struggled to make a personal connection to people, which is very important to some.
But I think it was that with a combination of things. For some people his record (as a moderate) was a problem. For others the inconsistency as he had to tack right from his record was a problem. Then another small part is the prom king electorate factor. He wasn't as 'fun' to support as the other guy.
And in an election this close, many little problems can make a big problem. At the end of the day I think maybe having a genuine conservative or a genuine moderate is preferable to having an opportunist that switches from one to the other. But my thinking on that keeps evolving.