[R]emember, it was the base that rejected Mitt because of his switch on pro-life, from pro-choice to pro-life. It was the base that rejected Mitt because it had issues with Mormonism. It was the base that rejected Mitch, Mitt, because they thought he was back and forth and waffling on those very economic issues you’re talking about. So, I mean, I hear what you’re saying, but before we even got to a primary vote, the base had made very clear they had issues with Mitt because if they didn’t, he would have defeated John McCain in those primaries in which he lost.Michael Steele is the gift that keeps giving.
But he has a valid point. Many Republicans were very leary about Romney and his religion, or lack of understanding it. Like Obama, who had to repeatedly state he was a Christian, repeatedly educate not only the general public but the BASE of the Democratic Party, Romney did none of that. If Romney had taken time to to actually do this, he may have won the Republican nomination.
When stuff out there is blowing in the wind and you see it makes a dent in the polling numbers and support erode, you better learn to edit and I mean quick. That is one thing the Obama Campaign was stellar at, they could edit on the fly and everyone else was just left behind.