The Republican Party is a useless collection of me-tooists and slow-downers who have virtually no chance of winning national elections anymore, since they have already lost the pop culture, the educational system, and the mainstream media, all of which pump out the Democrat Party line with a fervor and lack of attachment to the truth that rivals that of any one-party state press organ. But above all, Republicans lose because they have nothing to offer.
What is needed, whether or not we ever get it, is a sea-change in the Washington establishment. A revolution of the mind at the highest levels. The complete removal of standard-issue policy wonks from the State Department, the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the CIA, the FBI, and the military. Romney didn't offer that. No candidate did. Would Romney have won if he had done so? I am not saying that. All I am saying is that he offered more of the same at a time when the nation, and the free world in general, desperately needed something very different.