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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

Das_Veritas Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 4:54 PM
The GOP needs to run more Moderate candidates!
OCCUPYdefeatsTEAPARTY Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:13 PM
IAH...I still am not sure what you mean...

What is "Right"...
Das_Veritas Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:09 PM
McCain and Romney veered to the Right during the primary. They needed to, but what made them electable was their record prior to the primaries. That's why they both lost.
OCCUPYdefeatsTEAPARTY Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:08 PM
Still don't know what you mean...
Das_Veritas Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:04 PM
Moderate = Pre-2000 John McCain or Mitt Romney from 2000 to 2004.

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