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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

Das_Veritas Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:28 PM
Wrong. Mexicans come from a place that has a corrupt ineffective government, they come here and notice that our government is one of the most effective, uncorrupted governments in the entire world. They know that if they work hard, their kids can get an education and with that education they can achieve more than they were able to achieve in their old country. They also know that the GOP has turned their back on Immigration Reform(that's why they voted for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004) and that Romney and McCain(despite previously supporting Immigration Reform) have abandoned that issue(This is why Mexicans have voted for Obama the last two elections)

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