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Why Mitt Lost and it Wasn’t Very Close

Manny41 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 10:30 AM
Blair, I disagree with you in part. Team Romney sat back for months while team Obama bashed him mercilessly with lies and fabrications. Romney committed the great sin of allowing his opponent to define him, and he spent the run-up to the election trying to undo the damage instead of presenting himself and explaining the issues. Can't play politics on defense. While I loathe Axelrod and Pluthe, I must give them credit for how they ran their campaign.

Memorandum to the GOP: When running an election campaign it is often valuable to select a nominee who represents the rank and file of the Party. This is how other Parties do it. Perhaps you might get on board.

Who?

Well let’s start with who not to select.

There was George H.W. Bush, who, while a nice, honorable public servant, won primarily because of the record Reagan established. He lost because the rest of us thought that when he mouthed the words “Read my lips, go to Texas,” he meant “Read my lips, no new taxes.”  

There was Bob Dole,...