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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

Robert 206 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:19 PM
He ran an incompetent campaign and Obama's racial cloak prevented his people from really taking this incompetent chief executive down! You have to start with a premise and state it: Once you're elected president you don't have a black skin cover any more. You're just another president who needs to be shellacked without end! No get out free because of your heritage! It's ridiculous the American people re-elected a failure because his opposition didn't take him down because of, well, you know what: SKIN COLOR! Would a white man with his sorry record have been re-elected? Affirmative Action one last time!

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