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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

nodeamass Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 4:30 PM
Spending is a problem, but those who claim they want spending cuts only want cuts in areas where they are not affected. For example, how many here want massive cuts in military spending? Nobody even answers , because they would be exposed as big hypocrites in the area of spending cuts. Historically, there is no evidence that lowering top marignal tax rates(or raising them) has any effect on GDP growth. LINK:http://www.businessinsider.com/study-tax-cuts-dont-lead-to-growth-2012-9
Illbay Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 4:52 PM
But that's true of EVERYONE.

I'll make you a dare. Dare you to propose across-the-board spending cuts, and see who screams the loudest.

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