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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

byeBarry Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:08 PM
Youdumbass posts that it supports government confiscation of public wealth, is that a true communist or what!
nodeamass Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:13 PM
If a criminal steals something and gets caught, it is a MORAL imperative to retrieve the stolen property! Letting criminals go free only encourages more crime. See Wall Street behavior for more details. It's called 'moral hazard'. Letting the criminals escape with their stuff creates a moral hazard.
byeBarry Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:24 PM
So all successful people are thieves, no wonder this generation of kids are so stupid!
Networker Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:10 PM
I also support it. And if we did go to communism, many of you white trash republicans would probably be better off.
byeBarry Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:15 PM
I knew you were a hyphen POS EBT card user from your first post,does that confiscation also apply to black athletes and black entertainers or should they get affermative action for that too?
Networker Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:20 PM
It applies to those athletes too. Why are you bringing race into this? it's an economic discussion, not a genetics one.
spartacus3344 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:30 PM
So besides being a bigot, please explain how communism is a good thing and where it's been successful.
Networker Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:46 PM
No one said Communism was a good thing, but I suspect many on this site would be better off in a communist system. The lack of education, insight, racism, and hatred the commenters on this site display show me that they're going to struggle as our society becomes more education, needs more high tech workers, and becomes more diverse. They're not going to be able to operate in the future American socieity as they move down and down the economic and social ladder. They'll be better off in a communist soceiity.

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:

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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