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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

Kyle159 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 10:11 PM
Stacey, You are probably a wonderful person, but we see the world differently. I love my country with all my heart, but I would never attend a Tea Party event. You have to admit that if you look around there is a severe lack of diversity and young people....that is simply not America. Your party will become extinct by failing to recognize that you are simply associating with racists. Frankly, I hope the GOP continues to pander to the extremists. We knocked out Allen West, Joe Walsh, Todd Akin, etc. The Tea Party's 15 minutes of fame are up.

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