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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

jilgavvent Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 4:12 PM
Republicans were luke warm to Romney and they didn't come out! So, now we have four more years of lawlessness, spending, taxing, lost jobs (healthcare) and horror. Now we are going to see exactly what those brave emigrant had to endore, that came here from the "eastern block", thanks to the lazy and the takers!
Illbay Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 4:46 PM
Wrong. Republicans voted for Romney.

Unaffiliated Whites didn't.
Lustre Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 4:15 PM
Not true. Ryan was the problem, not Romney.
Lustre Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 4:32 PM
I have nothing against Ryan. He was a bad choice for VP. We needed people of color to stay home or cross-over, we needed women, and we needed Independents. Ryan killed that.

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