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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

Das_Veritas Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:31 PM
Hi Lustre, I will respectfully disagree with you. I am a 1st generation American, both of my parents voted for Reagan, Clinton, and Bush, they wanted to vote for McCain and Romney veered to the hard right during the primaries. My parents and a bunch of their friends in their church said they would be voting for Obama in 2008 and again in 2012 and please don't say that Mexicans are conservative when it comes to social issues, they're not as conservative as you think.

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