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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

Bear Trax Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:56 PM
I think Romney should have been very vocal as to why we don't need 4 to 6 million new federal bureaucrats to solve every new problem in this country. The one place he could have gained with 'sick of government democrats' (they pay taxes too) was the Tea Party. But since the "full diaper" news media didn't approve of our Tea Party Romney avoided any association and the Tea Party democrats took to their next best alterrative. I'll once again bet, there were more anti-Obama republican voters than pro-Romney.

Of course, virtually every American who follows politics closely will posit an explanation for why Mitt Romney came up short in 2012. But Sean Trende’s analysis over at Real Clear Politics seems to be the most insightful -- and plausible. Take a look at the following chart embedded in his must-read article:


Conventional wisdom tells us that Republicans lost because they failed to reach out to Hispanics, African-Americans and young people. And to a certain extent that is