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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

rmock Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 4:00 PM
I have been thinking about this post since I first read it. I was very suprised with the number of white voters that didn't vote compared to 2008 and wondered what was the difference. The only difference I could come up with was the shortened early voting days resulting in extremely long lines. I think the Republican governor hurt us more then he helped us by making voting harder rather then easier. I wonder how many white voters just drove by their voting place and didn't stop when they saw the long lines.
Learning_Community_Party Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 4:02 PM
rmock, and what if that long line contained a lot of black and brown people?
Real_American_Dave Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 4:02 PM
And the voter suppression laws backfired by inspiring those targeted by the laws to come out in droves.

We call that I-R-O-N-Y
Learning_Community_Party Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 4:01 PM
rmock, excellent point. Thank you.

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:


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