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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

JacobsTrouble Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:44 AM
Conservative message do resonate with a majority of Americans. Why did we lose then? The answer: House republicans. They have to be clever with the legislative process. Instead of coming across as obstructionists, they should let the consequence explain the moral differences between the two views. There was no need for the House to fight for the continuation of Bush tax rates in 2010. They should have let it expire thus taking away the left’s narrative of "tax cut for the rich". The poor and middle class voters expect us to fight for their pocketbook issues while casting their vote on straw man issues set up by the left. Had we done nothing to extend the Bush tax rates, 2012 election would have had a different outcome.
JacobsTrouble Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:45 AM
We could have had an effective campaign of lowering the tax rates, across the board, the economy would have been tighter and the people would vote with their pocketbooks.
House republicans have the same chance again, just resolve the sequestration and not fight for the continuation of Bush tax rates. One, they will not come across as obstructionists, Two, people will experience the consequence of their mandate and three; the people will really appreciate the value of Bush era tax rates.
NullifyNow Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:54 AM
I agree with you that GOPers should let the Democrats hang themselves. They shouldn't vote with the Democrats, but they surely should let them gain full speed as they run towards the cliff.

Unfortunately, they are dragging us along with them (which is why the GOP fights).

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