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Why We Were Surprised on November 6th?

Earl29 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 12:13 PM
Mr. Bialosky, both you and your politically astute son are flat dead wrong. Many of us here during the primary season made the point that Governor Romney did not offer sufficient contrast to Obama and could not beat him. We were ridiculed; we were right. I stopped reading your column because of your constantly boosting Romney and slamming his opponents. Don't blame the Governor's campaign. He ran as good a campaign as he was capable of running. I supported him and voted for him while suspecting it was in vain. For some other posters here: Blaming voter fraud is a waste of time.
Emilie3 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:29 PM
Yes, blaming voter fraud is bunk. It has been proved so little, too little to affect the outcome on either side.
Colleen63 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 12:59 PM
The more I learned about him, personally, the more conservative-leaning he seemed to be. And while he wasn't my pick during the primaries, I supported him 100% during the remaining time he campaigned and on Election Day because he certainly has better ideas for getting our country running than the current guy in office. I'm incredibly disappointed in those Republicans that chose to stay home and not vote, and I'm disappointed in those who willfully turned away from facts and chose the man that has done nothing but spent the last 4 yrs making a bad situation worse.
Earl29 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:17 PM
You can be a good man without being a committed conservative. Governor Romney is a very good man. I have followed Newt's lead and forgiven him for the false ads he put out about Newt in Florida.
Ken5061 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 12:32 PM
Nonsense is what I think. Romney is not as conservative as I am but he would do a heck of a lot better job as President.
Earl29 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:13 PM
As I repeatedly said Ken. In order to be a better President, however, you must first be a President.

Ok, I was wrong. I thought the Republicans would win the Presidency. I was not the only one. Smart people like Michael Barone and Karl Rove thought so also, in addition to people like Dick Morris. A knowledgeable friend called me the Saturday before the election and told me John McLaughlin, the pollster, just told him Romney wins it going away. So what happened?

First there is the big picture. I think there were three issues that hurt the Romney campaign along the way. The first is his turn to the right to win the primaries. My now politically-astute son asserted...