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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

girl buddy Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 6:08 PM
Every politician knows the effect of negative ads... they suppress the vote because we hate them so much. Obama ads were 86% negative, only 14% positive. He intentionally ran negative ads and his people turned out. Period. How's that for hope and change? He appeals to the most base of humanity.
Harold15 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 6:19 AM
I don't care if the political ads are negative or positive. When a political ad comes on, Democrat or Republican, I grab my remote and change the channel.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 6:31 PM
It's his main strategy. Divide and demonize.

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