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Why We Were Surprised on November 6th?

annfan_777 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:01 AM
This is incredibly dull. Romney NEVER turned to the right. EVER. He dissed the base, the Tea Party and the grassroots, from word one, and never reached out to them. He missed the best opportunity he had to marshall the 2010 energy.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 6:53 PM
You are correct, annfan. This author is so off base. No wonder he missed his prediction. Clueless.

Ok, I was wrong. I thought the Republicans would win the Presidency. I was not the only one. Smart people like Michael Barone and Karl Rove thought so also, in addition to people like Dick Morris. A knowledgeable friend called me the Saturday before the election and told me John McLaughlin, the pollster, just told him Romney wins it going away. So what happened?

First there is the big picture. I think there were three issues that hurt the Romney campaign along the way. The first is his turn to the right to win the primaries. My now politically-astute son asserted...