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The High Road Led Straight to Defeat for Romney

karpe diem Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 12:32 PM
romney, or any other republican for that matter, would not have won in the america of 2012. obama won strictly the Chicago way, he ran a very dirty campaign from day one, and people heard this and did not wish to hear what romney has to say or to offer. to be a gentleman against chicago is not a winning proposition, romney is a real Mensch, this for sure, but the electorate does not care to vote for such a leader, they want the dregs of society, and they got one!

If Election Day is about picking winners, the morning after is for post-mortems. That's when we slice open the losing campaigns, set aside the hundreds of millions of dollars that gush out, and pick apart the cause of death.

Why did the Romney campaign fail? Maybe the country is now GOP-proof. That is, maybe a Constitution-guided, free-market, limited-government candidate no longer can "appeal" to the majority of the electorate. It could be that the death knell rang early this year once 67.3 million of us, or one in five Americans, had come to depend on federal assistance, formerly known as "the dole."