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Romney Was Not the Problem

annfan_777 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 9:07 PM
Yes, he was. Sorry, Ann. Romney very stupidly failed to connect with the 2010 Tea Party energy and grassroots base. Not to mention Sarah Palin, Chick-Fil-A, etc... Romney is your typical weak wimpy RINO.
katepatate Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:35 PM
You are right there. Romney made a very great effort to not be associated with the Tea Party. That may have been most of the three million who stayed home. And, I , too believe Sarah Palin could have been used more. Maybe he thought she would outshine him.
Rich L. Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 3:36 PM
He would have been correct in assuming that Palin would outshine him. Ryan outshined him and he just stated facts with less craziness than Perot.
Troglodite Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 9:38 PM
a777:

On my own part, I have expressed regret and even anger that Romney made no attempt to win over the "Chik-Fil-A voters." Even if he had, however, I am not sure that it would have changed the outcome.

Small minds always leap to the answers given the last time around, which is probably why Maxine Waters keeps getting re-elected. But the last time is not necessarily the same as this time. A terrorist attack is not the same as the Cold War, a war in Afghanistan is not the same as a war in Iraq, and Mitt Romney is not the same as John McCain or Bob Dole.

But since the election, many conservatives seem to be coalescing around the explanation for our defeat given by Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots, who said: "What we...