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justplainron Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 10:21 AM
Let me add yet another spice to the sauce. Romney lost because he was always mild-mannered and defensive. Obama kept fantasizing out loud about all the wonderful things he would accomplish in his second term. The same things he'd previously said he'd do in his first term, but didn't. Romney had one opportunity after another to hit back hard and he blew it. Not once did he respond on the order of: "Where were you these past 4 years? Why didn't it happen? And as for me, I've already accomplished, as governor of Massachusetts, all that you promised and failed to do. I know I can do it because I've done it." In short, Romney lost because he's a brilliant executive, but not a politician.

I am already reading so many pundits and other talking heads analyzing the disaster that was this year’s elections. I am adding my own ten cents. Here goes:

1. We are outnumbered

We accurately foresaw the enthusiasm, the passion, the commitment, the determination, and the turnout. Married women, men, independents, Catholics, evangelicals – they all went for Romney in percentages as high or higher than the groups which voted for McCain in 2008. It wasn’t enough. What we saw in the election on Tuesday was a tipping point: we are now at a place where there are legitimately fewer Americans who...