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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

Stacey23 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 10:04 PM
All the more reason why the Republicans need to return to their core values: Small government, low taxes and self reliance. These prinicples can resonate with all races, men and women, gay and heterosexual, Christian, Muslim or other. Once the reason for these values is explained, they become easier to accept.

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