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One Big Failure

gungy Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 12:57 PM
Romney would have made a good maybe a great president. I think he would have been a fiscal conservative. But his campaign was too narrow. he refised to confront the "Chick Fil A" issue when mayors were telling an American business they can't operate in their cities, not because they discriminate, but because the owners didn't agree with their litmus test of beliefs and convert to their far left agenda. That is fundamentally unAmerican. It's fascist. Yet Mitt Romney brushed it off and said "that's not part of my campaign." This and other examples of a too narrow focus may account for Romney getting a turnout of 3 million fewer Republicans than McCain in '08! Despite Obama and Obamacare!
gungy Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 1:02 PM
And Mona you are right about the Hispanic vote. A lot of them have socially conservative views--and work hard too (the guys who do my yard and my pool are on Angie's List and they do great work at totally reasonable rates). The illegal problem will dissipate anyway because Obama is going to destroy the economy--if they come up north it will be to pass through this country and go to Canada. But there is NO excuse for Republicans not at least being able to split the Hispanic vote with Democrats. If Romney had gotten half that vote, even under half, he'd be President. And those damn Republicans who sat on their hands should have turned out.

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