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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

McBender Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:03 PM
Double down on what? The last two Republican presidents pursued entitlement expansion better than any democrat could. In the George W. Bush presidency, a stunningly anti-Conservative foreign policy was pursued. What doubling down are you talking about?

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