Why Romney Lost

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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There are two main reasons Romney lost. First, the Republican Party has been taken over by its activist and donor base. Republicans have been exploited and lied to by a conservative entertainment complex intent on creating its own truths, and fanning ethnic panic to an out-of-date electoral map.

Secondly, Romney was probably the worst candidate for president in recent memory. Obama didn’t paint Romney a certain way, as FOX and company would have you believe, Romney did it all on his own. He ran a 1980s campaign with a 1950s social platform. Somehow thinking his shape-shifting wouldn’t be documented or his panache for truth-bending would go unnoticed is asinine. To enter a presidential primary stating to the American people what you will or won’t show us about your past finances was the worst “first impression optics” you could produce. Sorry Mitt, that’s not how job interviews work. That’s just two from a library of gaffs and miscalculations this cycle.

When the GOP goes back to its drawing board, it needs to realize it can’t just get a Latino or female senator to speak at conventions to win elections, because that will fail too, again. It’s the policy, stupid!


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Romney lost because he didn't get enough votes

tswrench (anonymous profile)
November 14, 2012 at 4 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I voted for Obama and am glad he won but I do not have very high hopes for our nation at this point. Too many of us have become lazy, uneducated, anti-science, anti-intellectual and overly demanding whiners. We all need to respect each other's differences more, work hard, study hard,save more and maybe, just maybe we will see our nation return to its former greatness.

Noletaman (anonymous profile)
November 14, 2012 at 4:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Is it possible that there is more to all this and that the power-that-be made sure Obama would win by having Romney (who I agree was a horrible candidate) run?

Looking back on the Bush-Dukakis race in '88, I'm wondering the same thing.

I'm not saying this IS the case, but I'm just putting it forth as a possibility.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
November 15, 2012 at 1 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I thought the two main reasons Romney lost were because he was white and rich....

equus_posteriori (anonymous profile)
November 26, 2012 at 12:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The reason Romney lost: Obama got more votes.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
November 27, 2012 at 2:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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