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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

Lustre Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:41 PM
Nikki Haley, Susana Martinez, Condaleeza Rice. The GOP has a bunch of women of color to choose from to help win-over women, people of color, and Independents. They force Ryan on Romney. Big mistake. We blew the best candidate and a great chance for GOP gains.
spartacus3344 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:14 PM
Again, what does race or gender have to do with one's ability to do the job?
Tweety22 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:49 PM
Certainly those are all great women of achievement. The LSM and the Democrat party would obviously throw everything they have at any of them in order to try to destroy them. Both hate conservative women of achievement. Achievement is no longer looked at the way it once was in the U.S.A. (sadly).

The simple fact is, the GOP assumed that African Americans and Latinos/Hispanics actually want to work. That may be true for about 5-10% of them, but the remaining 90-95% will vote Democrat for life because Dems promise them free handouts (cell phones, food stamps, welfare, that stuff can add up).

Sad, but true.
Lustre Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:57 PM
They throw regardless of who it is, but in the end the people call the shot.
Ticked Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:47 PM
Ryan, was extremely informed in regards to the budget battle. You want pandering, go watch MSNBS.
Lustre Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:56 PM
Ryan as a person is good. Ryan as a politician is OK. But Ryan as a VP choice was terrible.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:45 PM
Ok, you made your point.
Ryan did help him carry the elder vote. Nobody forced Ryan on him.
And conservative women would have done nothing on the ticket except draw enemy fire (ask Palin).
If you think for one minute it would have changed the vote of women, you're wrong. The ones you names are considered traitors (like uncle toms) by lefties.
Lustre Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:47 PM
Conservatives would vote the GOP ticket no matter. It was the Independents and cross-overs that we needed and failed to get because of Ryan.
Lustre Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:51 PM
Palin and McCain were another big mistake. The media attacks the GOP regardless of who it is, but it only sticks if it sticks. Nikki Haley, Susana Martinez, and Condaleeza Rice, along with Romney would have done much better than Romney/Ryan.
TaxFree1031 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:44 PM
You have a valid point, but I, like most believed at the time, Ryan was a great choice.
nodeamass Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:51 PM
Obama beat Ryan even in Ryan's home district. What does that tell you?
spartacus3344 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:15 PM
It tells me that the stupidity of the American voter is alive and well in WI. Here's what you idiots voted for:

http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/grusbf5/good-morning-america-heres-those-layoffs-you-voted

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