Check this out:

.................Dem..................Rep
2008..........69,456,897........59,934,814 (McCain)
2012..........60,840,934........57,940,881 (Romney)


Romney got 2 million less than McCain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Presidential_Election
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...election,_2012

With all the hype, I thought 2012 would have a higher
Republican turnout than 2008. But there were a lot of
voters who were disillusioned with Obama and switched
over to Romney this time around, so that means Reps
really dropped the ball.

Eric Erickson says Romney never connected with the
American public because he was a rich guy and he
acted like one. (He also says Republicans have
forgotten how to talk to women.)

I liked Romney better than McCain. And I liked Ryan
better than Palin. I guess Palin was a bigger factor in
the 2008 election than I realized.