Do not ever agree with them on that.
Mitt Romney Caused Many Not To Show Up!
Mitt Romney was an east coast liberal, creator of obamacare, anti-gun, anti-life, wealthy out-of-touch, big cultish jerk; a Rockefeller Republican and globalist.
What about that inspires anyone outside of said cult to go vote for him... to even make him their nominee.
Unless you are completely brainwashed by Fox News, even establishment Republicans know Romney was a man that left a bad nasty taste with them, even while singing his praises they cursed him.
Romney is like 1970's diet soda. Yucko!
It is not Ron Paul that caused Romney to lose. It was Romney.
It is not even the larger Tea Party that caused Romney to lose. It was Romney that caused many conservatives (up and down the ticket/ballot) to lose nationwide on election day.
It was Romney that defeated the Tea Party and it was Romney that caused all conservatives to be defeated; both before and after the general election.
The big jerk did not inspire anyone to waste gas on election day. And being that Romney was at the top of the ticket it was his job to get the vote out. He did not.
And that is not Ron Paul's fault nor is it your fault.
Lay the blame at the heels to whom it belongs. Do not accept, not for a moment, that you had something to do with it.
Romney and the Carl Rove Fox News machine that made him was wholly to blame.
Throw this back in their face when they shake their hypocritical fingers at you and at Ron Paul.
They were the ones who nominated a liberal to the head of the conservative party. Let everyone know it at your next county meeting. Call them out on it and shout the liars down.