It's either, "lesser evil", or "the devil we know." People were fearful of Romney because they didn't know him. Their ignorance allowed them to assume the worst based on his wealth, no-context statements, and political talking points. And of course he's a Republican who designed something very similar to the Affordable Care Act. That's a double strike. Democrats couldn't vote for him because he was too easy to illustrate as a wealthy Republican cartoon character, and Republicans couldn't vote for him because he did the same thing Obama did. Never-mind what was written by the Heritage Foundation in the 90s, now anything similar to the ACA is radioactive.
I voted for Romney, but it was a hard vote. I didn't like either option, but fear was enough for me to break my promise to vote third party. These days I recognize that it doesn't matter who the President is. Politicians spend all their lives making themselves look good by publicly saying and doing whatever it is the people like, then when they're elected to the top-office, they do whatever they want. It happens repeatedly and everywhere. When it comes to elections, the votes that really matter are for your Representatives and Senators... but for how long is anybodies guess, since they're losing power and legitimacy.
In 2016 Hillary Clinton will be elected. The whole Benghazi thing has successfully been illustrated as a tin-foil hat conspiracy thing. The official line that there was nothing anybody could do, not the Marines, and much less our top diplomat, is the line that has won out. No candidate stands a chance against a Clinton. As president what she'd do is anyone's guess, though I would hope that we don't have a rubber-stamp legislative and judicial branch by that time.