The reasons Romney lost are not as simple as narrowing it down to just one explanation.<quoted text>
Why did Romney get far fewer votes than McCain?
Too many church people didn't vote.
There are far more people dependent on government now because Obama is strangling the economy and people were afraid of losing what they had.
Romney dropped the ball on two specific occasions - during the debate on foreign policy when he could have nailed Obama about the Benghazi fiasco and after he stood mute at the town hall debate when the moderator took Obama's side.
Both were golden opportunites he simply let pass by. He also made the mistake of letting all those negative ads go unchallenged.
Romney didn't have the personality to get the urgency across in his message that was much needed in the last election.
The liberals poo-poo the notion that the hurricane affected the election results, but polls show that a lot of people switched over to Obama at the last minute because of it.
Unfortunately, his Mormonism certainly didn't help but that was the least of the reasons why he lost.