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Don't Blame Romney

RGR25 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:17 AM
What people like Coulter don't realise is that the country is changing, and the kind of venomous, angry claptrap that puts out on a daily basis no longer has appeal and in fact turns off the majority of voters. People like Coulter, Rush and Beck more and more just sound hate-soaked and silly to the average voter, who also find them a turn off. The Republican Party has convinced itself that there is a silent majority of American voters who are anti-immigrant, anti-abortion, anti-union, anti-gay, anti-tax and pretty much anti-everything. It's not true, and the party either has to modify it's hard-right stands on issues, or go the way of the Whigs. And demographically, the Grand Old Party has become the Grumpy Old Men Party.
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:25 AM
The Republicans let their opponents frame them as anti-women and anti-immigrant. They also let them distort the facts on taxes.

It's not what their selling so much as the packing and marketing. The product is mostly good.
RGR25 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:19 AM
Coulter did as much to contribute to Romney's loss as anybody on the tired old team of right wing propganda jockeys who disparage wide populations of Americans with ease. The Republican party will either change, or it will become uncompetitive in national elections. I wouldn't bet a lot of money on the former.
Lustre Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:18 AM

Romney lost because of his VP choice. He should have gone with a female, and one of color. Ryan couldn't even deliver Wisconsin. We lost the women, Independents, and people of color. We lost. Choosing Ryan was a big mistake. Big mistake.
gene190 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:36 AM
No he didn't. I really think it was the Morman thing. McCain got 59,934,814 votes in 2008. Romney got 57,853,713. 2 million less than McCain and he was twice the candidate. The hard core evangelicals didnot show up at the voting booth.
Lustre Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 12:06 PM
Women, Independents, and people of color did not show up for Romney because Romney chose Ryan.

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