[quote] So what is Romney's position in the party now? Does he have a seat? Will he rerun do you think?
He has NO position, and he most definitely won't run again.
Once you are nominated by your party, either Republican or Democratic, you get ONE SHOT to win.
If you are nominated and you lose, then tough luck. You are branded a loser, and the next up-and-comer gets a shot at being President.
The loser either fades into obscurity (Mondale, Dole, Dukakis), or continues to serve as a Senator or Representative, like John McCain or Paul Ryan.
If you become President, you serve a four-year term, and you get one more chance to serve another four-year term. If you lose, then you become a "one term President," and they are usually branded as a "loser," because they failed to win a second term.
If you win a second term, then you go down in history as two-term President, which is usually held in high regard. Although in the case of George W. Bush, his disastrous Presidency is generally thought of as a MAJOR failure - even though he served as President for 8 years.
Obama has now won a second term, and if he does what he did in his first term, he'll probably be regarded as a very good President.
However, Republicans will do whatever they can to tarnish his reputation, as they did with Bill Clinton. Between his impeachment proceedings and Monica Lewinsky, Clinton's second term was a nightmare.
Republicans will try to do the same to Obama, but if he can keep his dick in his pants, and avoid any major international conflict, and keep us from going over the "fiscal cliff," then he will end on a high note.