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The High Road Led Straight to Defeat for Romney

M444ss Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:24 PM
While Obama definitely won by taking the low road, I submit that conservatives had a big role in his re-election. Romney apparently got at least 3 million republican votes LESS than McCain got in 2008. All those conservatives who decided they couldn't stomach casting a vote for a "phony conservative" like Romney now have to stomach four more years of a leftist president and senate because of their choice to sit this one out.

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."

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