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Why Mitt Lost and it Wasn’t Very Close

para_dimz Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:26 AM
I think the GOP lost because there was a disconnect between its words and deeds at the elected official level. We talk the talk. The rank and file believe the talk and overlook the walk. Looks like the other side, not so much. Remember from January to May: anyone but Mitt? Mitt the man and Mitt the governor were two different people. I will grant that he was forced to be pragmatic. But we come here and talk about chosing more principled candidates and chose the very nice pragmatist. The other side sees a flip-flopper and a big business puppet. You can't run from your record by insisting you really didn't want to do those liberal like things as governor. That became a trust issue. The early Bush years schooled the nation on Republican talker
para_dimz Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:31 AM
The nation watches John Boehner and Mitch McConnell talk conservative and fold like an old wet box on the really important issues of the economy. Look at sequestration. That was a deal they made and are backpedaling furiously from to save what, the military industrial complex. Is there ANY other area Republicans have said they fear for if the sequestration takes place. NO! And Romney joined that chorus. Would Romney name 1, just 1 tax deduction that he would eliminate? NO. The people took Bush's record and that Republicam congress, folding on budget and debt fights, the sequestration/defense concerns and the silence on the tax deductions and concluded: phony.
DoctorRoy Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:56 AM
When you get right down to it Romney is a flip flopper and big business puppet.

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,...