This is pretty much on point. I would add that not only did the consultant class lose the election for the GOP (cough, Steve Schmidt, cough), Mitt Romney lost the election for the GOP by being an out-of-touch, flip-flopping, elitist who wanted to be President too badly. A Republican John Kerry indeed.
Here is a doozy. I have sources in the political arena who have told me that Corry Bliss has made a killing (well over six figures, probably close to half a million dollars) mismanaging the campaigns of Thelma Drake for Congress ’08 (VA), Kerry Bolognese for Delegate ’09 (VA), Brian Dubie for Governor ’10 (VT), John Stirrup for State Senate ’11 (VA), and Linda McMahon for U.S. Senate ’12 (CT). Why Corry Bliss is still in the league while promising, dedicated, caring, and intelligent young individuals toil for poverty level wages in politics is beyond me.