Recommended reading: "Until Republicans Fix This Problem, They Can't Fix Any Problems," by Conor Friedersdorf. This problem being too much hucksterism, too little reasoned debate. I agree with the gist.
Also recommended, dealing with more immediate matters: "Noonan: Romney Needs a New CEO."
Those two links are connected in my mind. A better-run Romney campaign would be less prone to spout out the less compelling and more objectionable talking points of the conservative think tanks and talk radio. It would have more impressive things to say about the Obama record and how a Romney administration would differ. It would convince a few people who are not in the roughly 47% that each party can take for granted.