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The Message Romney Missed

ericynot Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 11:51 AM
Earl, You're repeating common mythology. The Cold War did not grind to a close because of military outspending on our part. It happened because Reagan was smart enough to recognize that Gorbachev was a different kind of Russian leader who wanted to make fundamental changes within his country. Reagan showed genuine skill in exploiting that opportunity. I give Reagan all the credit in the world for his negotiating chops, but his economic policies were not good. Check this out for more detail: http://www.brookings.edu/research/articles/2004/08/01russia-talbott

The post mortems on the presidential campaign continue to pour in, the ones on the botched Romney effort the more interesting (and more depressing for those of us who supported him). President Obama was clearly vulnerable, and Mitt Romney clearly positioned to defeat him.

So what went wrong? Let me add my analysis. Three words: Message. Messenger. Messaging.

The messenger was flawed, unwilling to take risks, unprepared for the Obama political wrecking machine, left dazed and confused Election Night.

If inept messaging could be deemed a felony, this campaign was a crime against humanity. I've never seen...