This diary is shorter than diary's are supposed to be but that's kind of the point. I've seen lots of analysis about why Romney lost. People are pointing to demographics and turn-out and Republicans are blaming Sandy, but I think it's more simple than that and I hope that we can get the focus of the analysis but on one simple point:
Romney lost because you cannot lie your way to the Presidency. Maybe you could in the past but you can't do it any more. That's it. End of story.
Yes, the mainstream media did a horrible job this election cycle of holding Romney's feet to the fire (the failure to continue to push him to release his tax returns being the most obvious example). But the Obama campaign and other parts of the media (blogs, Facebook, Twitter, the gay wizard Nat Silver) are powerful enough that, as long as the people continue to support the truth and spread the truth, you cannot lie your way the Presidency - not any more.
If liberals lose to the truth, I could live with that. But I have to think that, as long as the truth is out there, liberals are only going to get stronger and more powerful.