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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

Ron3260 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:56 PM
I realize that all the votes haven't been counted yet but, so far, there were almost 11M fewer voters in 2012 than there were in 2008. It seems to me that those 6.7M people you talk about probably didn't reject leftist policies but instead rejected BOTH parties and chose not to vote at all.
Pennsylvania Voter Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:06 PM
Excellent point, it could be that the true conservatives are waiting for a candidate that they can support. In either case the tea party conservatives will be calling the shots and anyone that wants to stay in office will need to tap dance to the right.

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