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Romney Was Not the Problem

sashamanda Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 10:03 AM
Romney lost because people didn't like and didn't trust him. He had one of the highest unfavorable ratings of any recent presidential candidate. The conservative media did its best to spin their chosen candidate, to suppress his negatives, and, during the primaries, to destroy his competitors. The simple truth is that Romney made and kept much of his fortune as a result of a preferential tax code, moved much of his money offshore to avoid taxes, and was bankrolled by Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and the very hedge fund managers who profited from the housing bubble and meltdown. His own unfortunate comments aside, the facts made Romney look elitist at best and predatory at worst. In the 2012 election, the medium (Romney) was the "message."
HappyStretchedThin Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 10:12 AM
Typical ignorance from someone who's vision of what conservative media says comes from never reading/listening to/watching any of it, and getting their info from MSNBC instead. Conservative media castigated Romney all through the primaries, and kept picking his competitors as the better candidate until one by one they dropped out. Obama had higher unfavorable ratings (concerning his job performance, not necessarily his personality) than Romney, and the simple truth is, Romney earned his money by serving people (and his charitable contributions prove that your tired myth of greed as his sole motivator is not the "simple truth" you imagine).

Small minds always leap to the answers given the last time around, which is probably why Maxine Waters keeps getting re-elected. But the last time is not necessarily the same as this time. A terrorist attack is not the same as the Cold War, a war in Afghanistan is not the same as a war in Iraq, and Mitt Romney is not the same as John McCain or Bob Dole.

But since the election, many conservatives seem to be coalescing around the explanation for our defeat given by Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots, who said: "What we...