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The Ugly Youth -- I mean Truth -- About the Romney Campaign

SteveL2 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:02 AM
Celia, read some of these comments and you'll see what you're up against. The base of the GOP skews older. Much older. And throughout history, the old have been jealous and suspicious of the young. The old always wants the young to follow in their footsteps rather than come up with their own ideas. And that's why right now, the GOP is not a good fit for you and the younger generation. The GOP base has turned inward. It's less interested in reaching out to anybody or welcoming any new ideas, than in continuing to turn itself out in elections even if their numbers are no longer sufficient to win.
sashamanda Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 11:03 AM
So, old people are jealous bigots?
Shoppin Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:53 PM
Closed minded and lazy, perhaps. Not willing to face that they no longer run the show. Can't cope with change, apparently. Irate that young people won't adhere to their values.
upwithRomney Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 6:43 PM
Actually I work with the aging, especially impoverished elderly and none of them are lazy or closed minded. And, many became really angry with the Republicans for trying to eliminate Obama care. You may argue that Obama care hurt their Medicaid but many did not see it that way. But, they do have traditional values and moral ideas and they thought that allowing abortion was wrong. But, that was the much older persons. The new group turning 65 (10,000/day!) were young during the 60s and originally fought for birth control and abortion. The dynamics are changing even for the elderly.
upwithRomney Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 6:43 PM
Actually I work with the aging, especially impoverished elderly and none of them are lazy or closed minded. And, many became really angry with the Republicans for trying to eliminate Obama care. You may argue that Obama care hurt their Medicaid but many did not see it that way. But, they do have traditional values and moral ideas and they thought that allowing abortion was wrong. But, that was the much older persons. The new group turning 65 (10,000/day!) were young during the 60s and originally fought for birth control and abortion. The dynamics are changing even for the elderly.

Is it just me, or does a candidate actually have to reach out to constituents in order to win elections?

Seems like a foreign concept to Mitt Romney.

In a phone call with supporters, Mitt Romney blamed his loss on Obama buying the support of key demographics--like young Americans--with political “gifts”:

“In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups...With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift. Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a...