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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

Jerry555 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 7:56 PM
Moocher Nation, it is growing and likely will not recover now.
JamesB. Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:14 PM
@Jerry555 - That you don't get how insulting and demeaning your comments are is EXACTLY why your side lost.
Stacey23 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:31 PM
50% of U.S. household receive some form of government assistance. The average amount spent by the federal government per household (for various forms of welfare) is $61,000.00 per year. That is a powerful motive to keep a socialist in office.

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