KissTheSky saidThe Republicans had a golden opportunity this year, with the disastrous economy (largely their own fault) but they blew it with this nominee.
So far Mitt has been an empty suit -- he has no new ideas on how to fix the economy, and the more people learn about his personality the less they like him. And the whole outsourcing thing is not popular among working people.
Mitt's one and only message is "Obama Sucks" but he hasn't articulated any viable policy alternatives. More tax cuts for millionaires, Mitt? Really?
The opportunity was there for the Repubs this election.
It was a slim chance - because some 60% of Americans correctly blame Bush for the weak economy - but there was at least a chance there for the Repubs.
However the only way an opposing party can successfully deny a sitting president running for reelection from getting a second term - is by putting forward a strong and likable candidate.
The Repubs were able to beat Carter with Reagan in 1980.
The Dems were able to beat Bush Sr. with Clinton in 1992.
Reagan and Clinton were the best politicians of their era.
Willard Mitt Romney is no Reagan and no Clinton.
Willard Mitt Romney is a Repub version of John Kerry.
Stiff cold effete and innately unlikable.