In reality, it’s those who demanded conservatives get in line ages in advance who made a fundamental mistake in how they approached this election. By demanding an ideological shift from a more populist, more fiscally conservative base they no longer direct or control, Romney’s most prominent backers failed to learn any of the right lessons from what led to the 2009-2010 cycles. They failed to realize that the base expected more from a candidate, from a leader, than the politics and policy of the past.Most pols like to pose with their family and dog. Mitt can't even do that. And that's his major claim to conservatism.
He's Dukakis without a helmet. "Competence" won't cut it. Cuz he's not competent enough.