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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

hwimberly Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:12 PM
A big part of Romney's loss is Sandy and Christie. That really hurt Romney. He was out of the news for 3-4 days a week before the election. Secondly, America has become a welfare state. Obama won with a message of big government and more taxes while we're in 16 trillion dollars in debt and 7.9% unemployment. Obama has crushed the middle class and the "evil" 1% has gotten richer under Obama. The gap between rich and poor has increased under Obama and poverty is up. Obama has done NOTHING for the middle class but the promise of more government is enough for them to support the Obama lie.
traitorbill Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:27 PM
The really sad thing is that Obama is just a reflection of us. Bush gave us No Child Left Behind. Obama is giving us a nation left behind.

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