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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

Dread Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:20 PM
"This is unacceptable. Republicans need to find a way to appeal to an increasingly diverse and heterogeneous electorate -- a reality I hope GOP operatives are already starting to think about" You can start by dealing with the reality that deporting 13 million or so folks with families that are American citizens is not going to happen and then accept that you will have to compromise. You can start by not continuing to try and make it more difficult for minorities to vote. It tends to anger people, as it would anger you. You can start by acknowledging that the biggest Federal welfare recipients by far are businesses and the wealthy via specialized tax breaks, and keep that in mind the next time you talk about welfare reform.
mariner5 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 4:07 PM
While we're at it, we can all become demorats and go to a single-party system like they have in your utopian models.

Then, all future elections can be decided by whoever promises the most goodies to the most people.
YassirSanchez Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:30 PM
Who in the Republican Party is talking about deporting "citizens"?

Name me one person.
Real_American_Dave Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:29 PM
Don't pay any attention, Repubs....you lost because you weren't right wing enough.

Dread Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:27 PM
And while we're at it, you can accept that Prohibition fails and incarcerating recreational users or narcotics or addicts is not a cost-effective solution to the problem of drugs. Treat it as a public health problem. Increase education, awareness, and treatment options for users.
Dread Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:20 PM
You can start by accepting that abortion is not an issue that will be solved in a top down fashion. You will have to lay the groundwork at the grassroots level. Accept that people are going to have sex and make emphasize contraception and education. Streamline adoption laws and provide increased funding to pre-natal care clinics.

Or you know, you could keep talking about how lowering taxes on the rich and hacking away at the safety net is really, truly going to bring prosperity and wealth to the slums this time for sure. We promise.

Your choice.
nodeamass Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:23 PM
YassirSanchez Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:27 PM
Or we could do like the Democrats and promise them free stuff if they vote for us. Then we could give them the crumbs that fall from the table as do the Democrats. You liberals and you ad hominem and straw man debates are a joke. Comrade Obama says that Romney wants to cut taxes on the rich thererfore it must be true. And pray tell assuming that taxes ARE cut for the rich explain to me please exactly HOW that is a problem for the middle class and poor? Just because a rich guy pays less does not mean a poor person pays more.

But hey your guy won, And twenty years from now when 92% of every tax dollar collected is being used to pay the interest on the national debt have fun dealing with the issue.

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