<<< While Palin was magnanimous in her support of Romney, the GOP RINO population was not, with regard to the First Lady of the New Conservative Movement.
From the WJS: Here is what the exit poll found. Mr. Romney's personal image took a hard hit during the primary campaign and remained weak on election day. Just 47% of exit-poll respondents viewed him favorably, compared with 53% for Mr. Obama. Throughout the campaign, Mr. Romney's favorable ratings were among the lowest recorded for a presidential candidate in the modern era. A persistent problem was doubt about his empathy with the average voter. By 53% to 43%, exit-poll respondents said that Mr. Obama was more in touch than Mr. Romney with people like themselves.
[The WJS article did not mention the fact that this particular issue was wholly driven by the Marxist Media in support of B Obama – blog editor].
(A second consideration is this): Mr. Romney was never fully embraced by Republicans themselves, which may have inhibited the expected strong Republican turnout. Pew's election-weekend survey found Mr. Romney with fewer strong supporters (33%) than Mr. Obama (39%). Similarly, a much greater percentage of Obama supporters (80%) than Romney supporters (60%) told Pew that they were voting for their candidate . . read the full article at the online Wall Street Journal.
Editor's notes: there can be little doubt that this second consideration was a major factor. Not only was Romney not fully accepted, the RINO population within the GOP decided this would be a good time to formally ignore the tea-party influence and, especially, Sarah Palin.
Like I always say, go ahead and try to win an election without giving a place at the table for the tea-party. This decision may have serious consequences for the GOP, in the coming election cycles. Boehner's decision to publicly deny the existence of a tea-party caucus is one of the more disturbing lies told by Gop leadership, since the election. Keep in mind, that the McCain/Palin ticket not only garnered more votes than Romney, but captured a larger voting block within the Mormon constituency as well.