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Missing Republicans -- Found!

RedRum Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 11:30 AM
Romney was uniquely "qualified" to lose the 2012 election. He never generated widespread enthusiasm, was hamstringed in open opposition to Obamacare and ran a campaign entirely too cautious, restrained and inept. Nobody remembers anything about Romney's campaign other than the first debate. Then, Romney chose a course of trying to "coast" to a victory by allowing Obama up off the mat and on to a modest victory. We saw how effectively the left painted Romney as an elitist, vulture capitalist and Romney never effectively answered and never connected with average voters in key states like OH, VA, FL - all of which he lost narrowly. Never again should the GOP run another Romney or McCain.

On talk radio, in internet commentary and at right wing conferences, worried analysts and activists obsess over the dire electoral consequence of "three million missing Republicans" who doomed conservative chances in 2012.

This lament for the lost legions of conservatism has been relentlessly recycled in right-leaning media to prove that Mitt Romney failed to mobilize his base with his inept, uninspired campaign. The commonly cited proof for this conclusion is that Mitt Romney received even fewer votes than did the hapless McCain-Palin ticket. If only the GOP had run with a "true conservative" instead of another flip-flopping RINO, the true-believers...