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Why We Were Surprised on November 6th?

Jack2894 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:49 PM
TX Gal, Conservatives on TH do not pay attention to anything remotely resembling a fact of information. They lost Asians by 40% They lost Blacks by 88% They lost Hispanics by 40%. But tell them they need to appeal more to those groups to win an election and they deny its necessary. They live in a dream world. The bubble is actuall far thicker than anything we could ahve imagined.

Ok, I was wrong. I thought the Republicans would win the Presidency. I was not the only one. Smart people like Michael Barone and Karl Rove thought so also, in addition to people like Dick Morris. A knowledgeable friend called me the Saturday before the election and told me John McLaughlin, the pollster, just told him Romney wins it going away. So what happened?

First there is the big picture. I think there were three issues that hurt the Romney campaign along the way. The first is his turn to the right to win the primaries. My now politically-astute son asserted...