First, Obama ran a masterful ground game. To win every swing state except North Carolina was incredible.
Secondly - The only position Romney didn't flip flop on was Immigration. And oddly, it was the most overblown issue of the election.
Illegal immigration is at it's lowest point in decades. Obama has deported more illegals in his 4 years in office than Bush did in 8 years. It was a non-issue for this election cycle. And harping on it cost Romney the Hispanic vote.
Third, the 47% comment. Really Romney?
Fourth, an editorial against the bailout of the US Auto Industry. Really? Let the US auto industry go Bankrupt when the financial sector is collapsing. really?
Fifth, Akin and Mourdock. They helped the dems paint republicans as anti-women and certainly helped Warren beat Brown.
Sixth, the only general election Romney ever ran was against the current Head of the Boston Area Girl Scouts.