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Republicans Got the Shellacking We Deserve

Manny41 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 10:07 AM
Ms. Wright, you got this one wrong. Romney lost because Team Obama spent from April in personal destruction of Romney, without a shot fired back. By the time Romney began, he was so far in the hole having let Obama characterize and define him, he never got the offense on the field. One does not win elections by playing defense, and that is all that Romney did. Being accused of killing some poor man's wife, without a reply, regardless of how big the lie, only serves to sanction the lie. This was repeated throughout the spring and summer. Romney left Tampa with horns and a tail, and could not address the horrors that Obama had created. Give slimeballs Axelrod and Plouff the credit they earned for how they orchestrated the campaign.
Dean197 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 10:35 AM
The Obama campaign mostly just re-used accusations already leveled at Romney by Gingrich and Perry during the Primaries. They didn't come up with the term 'vulture capitalist'.

Romney needed to portray himself as relatable in the way that GWB did, but never did. Stuck his foot in his mouth a few too many times as well.
Becca in TX Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:30 AM
Dean-That happens in every primary-in 2008, Hillary and Obama savaged each other. Romney didn't stick his foot in his mouth-the media took things he said out of context and repeated them over and over. Too many people only hear the sound bites.
Wednesday wasn’t “good morning” in the GOP. President Obama won a second term. Republicans deserve the shellacking we got because the party of Lincoln is running candidates in 2012 like it’s 1860. Old white men just don’t cut it anymore and are not reflective of the changing demographics of the country. America is browning up not whitening up, as evidenced by the US Census findings that minorities will make up 54% of the population by the year 2050.

Americans didn’t buy what the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was selling because he was the wrong messenger for a growing ethnically...