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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

jsalter Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 2:59 PM
I would say why Romney really lost but most of you would disagree with me...so let me go along with conservative Rhetoric. 52% of the country just want stuff. They are deadbeats who do not want to work and consider themselves victims...this 52% also includes millionaire but hey they are lazy deadbeat millionaires...so the "other" half of this country are just no goods who voted for a socialist president who will give them free cell phones...yea that sounds just about right

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