What Tom Levenson said. In a healthy republic, losing an election is an acceptable outcome for either side. After all, there’s another election coming. We do not currently live in a healthy republic.
A Romney Presidency, and the Supreme Court appointments that come with it, could successfully cement semi-permanent plutocrat/theocrat rule via campaign finance, voter suppression, and the destruction of labor unions and other sources of Democratic campaign support. Karl Rove might have gotten there if W hadn’t been such a doofus and Iraq such a FUBAR. Romney’s sharper than W, and would have a unified party – and a terrified plutocracy – behind him. Be very afraid.
Richard Nixon would not have become President in 1968 nor George W. Bush in 2000 were it not for the useful-idiot “progressives” and “leftists” who decided not to sully the purity of their moral essences by voting for the Democrat.