All those views sound fine HAwkee but the simple fact that Romney NEVER shared a core belief that he didnt later sacrifice. He was "So open to personal change" that he scared many voters.
Everything Romeny stood for that was substantive had alrady been occupied by the Obama team. Romney, being a businessman, should recognize that when you distinguish your product from another, you cant say that "I can do the same thing this other guy does but better". Thats a ME TOO philosophy and it usually loses .
As far as leaderwhip, Romney only wishes he had Obamas record to show off. Health Care, saving the auto industry, bin Laden, social promises to his constituency (he kept his promises), pretty good for four years.
The fact that the economy began to turn the corner in mid 2012 was like Obamas Vicksburg nd Atlanta campaigns.