Pretty much this.There is a large segment of the republican voters that he could have made a sale to but failed. His supporters failed as well as shown by the majority of the respondents in this thread. They aren't republicans and never were so they don't even know how republicans think and just put their judgement of why Republicans didn't vote for RP. That is all fine but if you are trying to sell something you sure as heck don't sell anything if you refuse to listen to the reasons a buyer is not buying your product.
RP is advocating the complete destruction of 70 years of US defense posture. A defence posture that a vast majority of americans think has kept us safe. He is advocating doing this with absolutely no plan put forward on how it would work.He is advocating putting it in place without ANY phase in period.
RP comes across as having a very limited knowledge of strategic and tactical capability of the US military. The president doesn't really have to have a vast knowledge of this area but he better have a team of advisors that do. HE doesn't.
He has economic advisors when the economy is something he has vast knowledge on and really doesn't even need them because he knows more than they do.
I and others fought and fought to get him to put together a defense team to advise him. It never happened.
RP used a line in one of the debates when asked about having to fight a war. "Go in fight it and GET OUT!" It was a very popular and good answer but it came back to how the military would be able to fight a war from a US based defense posture. In other answers he implied he would fight to reopen the suez and panama canals. OK how would his US based defense be able to do this. He one time used a statement that we have planes that can get to any part of the world in an hour. Well I read that same vague article and for him to use that made him seem very unknowledgable of military capability and what he knew only came from reading news articles.
People have argued with me saying other candidates don't have to go into details on how they would carry out a missions but they don't have to as they can rely on the current system of bases around the world to strategically deploy the firepower. RP is advocating eliminating all of the world wide bases so he has to sell how his plan would work. He didn't.