Hillary was repudiated across a broad spectrum on a heavy turnout. That's prophetic. Romney was beaten by an identity group voting en bloc against the grain of its main policy preoccupation, illegal immigration. That's a special case.
This is a good test for Romney, which I think he'll pass. Don't flail, show good humour, stay loosely presidential, rack up respectable scores in many states, let the reality of Huckabee or McCain concentrate conservative minds. That will do it in the absence of another capable, across the board conservative. There's no reason to take cues from the liberal media who fear and loathe Romney and want to brand him loser.
The odds against Romney winning the Presidency are 16-1. I'll take a piece of that. Compare 15/8 against Obama.