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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

McBender Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:00 PM
No, as the article properly states, people who are willing to vote for a Conservative candidate, decided not to vote. There was no increased turnout of the kinds of people you speak of.
John6445 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:41 PM
Nodoby expected Obama to get that kind of a turnout.
John6445 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:41 PM
Nodoby expected Obama to get that kind of a turnout.
John6445 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:40 PM
Nodoby expected Obama to get that kind of a turnout.

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