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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

Real_American_Dave Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 6:42 PM
Honest question -- was the outcome a surpise to you all?
Harold15 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 6:29 AM
When you run Obama against his clone, who would you expect to win?
Stacey23 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:46 PM
No. The entitlement mentality has sunk in. It will not go away now.
Lustre Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 7:14 PM
After Ryan being chosen for VP, no.
AmyDB Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 7:52 PM
Not really which is why I didn't give any weight to the polls no matter how they swung.

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