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Why Mitt Lost and it Wasn’t Very Close

coveyrise Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 8:48 AM
I'll tell you why Mitt lost. He tried to Play it Safe and it failed. People were ready for a change but they had to know what they were changing to and Romney never told them. So, they stayed with the Devil They Knew. Romney refused to give details on his tax plan, his budget plan, his energy plan and his social views so that let the Democrats fill in the blanks with any attack they wanted. He did this because his advisors told him Team Obama would attack the details if he revealed them. Instead they attacked the fact that there were no details and it worked.

Memorandum to the GOP: When running an election campaign it is often valuable to select a nominee who represents the rank and file of the Party. This is how other Parties do it. Perhaps you might get on board.

Who?

Well let’s start with who not to select.

There was George H.W. Bush, who, while a nice, honorable public servant, won primarily because of the record Reagan established. He lost because the rest of us thought that when he mouthed the words “Read my lips, go to Texas,” he meant “Read my lips, no new taxes.”  

There was Bob Dole,...