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coveyrise Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 8:34 AM
If Republicans learned anything from this election I hope it was that only talking to your base and playing it safe by not revealing details of your plans is a losing strategy. Romney talked about becoming "Energy Independent" and creating "12 million jobs." But, did you hear any details of how that was going to be achieved? Romney also didn't do his homework on how much Obama has cut drilling permits and lease sales both offshore and onshore. During the Oct. 16 debate the issue came up buy Romney didn't nail down the facts as he could have. Obama has cut offshore drilling by 61% and onshore permits by 42% so Romney had the facts on his side if he had been better prepared. When going up against a liar you need to be ready to nail it.
coveyrise Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 8:38 AM
Romney also didn't take his message to the demographic groups he needed in order to win. How many colleges and universities did Romney visit and tell college students that electing him would give them far greater job opportunities than another 4 years of Obama? How many Hispanic Communities did Romney schedule to deliver his message about Job Opportunities and Protecting the Catholic Church from mandates that go against Church Doctrine? Why didn't he attack the War on Women Lies with, "No one is taking away your birth control pills but Obama is taking away your chance at a job to pay for them."
coveyrise Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 8:44 AM
It's not a matter of Romney or John McCain not being Conservative enough. It's a matter of trying to win the "Nice Guy Plaque" in an all out brawl. Nobody wants to be considered mean and nasty but when you're up against someone who fights dirty you better do whatever it takes to win. Presidential Politics is a "No Holds Barred" event now days so either get in the gravel or go home.
Networker Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 9:18 AM
I think you're slightly misguided in your assessment. Not only did Romney talk to those groups, he attacked them. Self-deportation, the 47%, women and their right not to chose, and other divisive stances ensured those groups would vote against him. He even went to the NAACP convention and gave an insulting speech telling, getting booed while on stage. So he spoke to those groups alright, so that wasn't his problem. His stances and positons were too divisive and non-inclusive.

I’m not much of a whiner, nor am I someone who makes predictions. I’d hoped for a Romney victory, though more for an Obama defeat. But that, when you think about it, was the problem. While there’s no doubt Romney would’ve been a much better President than the current occupant of that office, when people are presented with a choice between the vague they know and a vague they don’t know, they will pick what they know.

Romney offered a vision of American that was different, but didn’t spend a lot of time explaining how it would get to...