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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

Harold15 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 5:37 AM
Romney lost because he is not a true conservative. Like most politicians in both parties, he pretended to be a conservative to get elected. The problem with pretending to be something you are not is you have a tendency to get caught. Romney was all over the map on issues. First he said he'd get rid of Obamacare (his own creation) in it's entirety. Then he said he'd keep parts of it. Then he changed his mind again. He did that on several issues. When someone whined that a stand he took on an issue offended them, he'd back off and apologize. True conservatives say what they mean and mean what they say and don't apologize because some crybaby whines about being offended. That's not leadership. That's wimping out.
NullifyNow Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:37 AM
The only true conservative running for the GOP was Ron Paul. And the rank and file rejected him. Romney chumped him at the convention.

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:


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