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The High Road Led Straight to Defeat for Romney

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 10:15 AM
Romney would have made a poor commander-in-chief. First rule of combat: Don't start something unless you plan to win. Second rule of combat: the best defense is a strong offense. Mitt wasn't convincing about the first, and he totally ignored the second.

If Election Day is about picking winners, the morning after is for post-mortems. That's when we slice open the losing campaigns, set aside the hundreds of millions of dollars that gush out, and pick apart the cause of death.

Why did the Romney campaign fail? Maybe the country is now GOP-proof. That is, maybe a Constitution-guided, free-market, limited-government candidate no longer can "appeal" to the majority of the electorate. It could be that the death knell rang early this year once 67.3 million of us, or one in five Americans, had come to depend on federal assistance, formerly known as "the dole."

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