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Why Mitt Lost and it Wasn’t Very Close

Tasmanian-Jedi Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 11:31 PM
Mitt wanted the job more than McLame; it showed. Still, he wasn't the clear conservative contrast we deserved. (John Ransom gets this, an idea Rush enshrined). Note to Hugh Hewitt: The evangelicals did our part, we got behind your moderate. And we still lost. Hugh (if you're reading), you were nice enough to point out on radio today that the GOP will NOT ditch being pro-life and pro-marriage (gay marriage is a canard, it'll never be marriage because it's not sex, it's mutual foreplay) because it will shatter the base & thereby destroy the party. Next time do it our way. Help nominate someone who articulates those issues and is still likeable. Someone like Huckabee, who you did everything you could to hamstring 4 years ago.
MikeDala Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:13 AM
And John Ransom is in error. Such a candidate would have lost to Obama by the widest margin in history. You cannot win without the indepentant votes.

This was very very close. Romney only missed by 300,000. And Obama only won in a few swing states by a razor margin.

Even Rush is not blaming Romney. As Rush states and correctly so... it is the Santa Clause effect that won Obama voters. They voted for Obama becasue he will give them stuff.
peaceman Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 6:10 AM
Such BS here, the Santa Clause effect is pure fiction (and a lame, racist demeaning criticism that has NO basis in fact...something Rush doesn't care about) and a 'troll' talking point that continues to hook lazy minds unwilling to self-educate beyond their troughs of Faux News, Rush etc. O won the pop vote by over 2% and approx 2.7 million votes....
annfan_777 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 6:24 AM
Screw the independents. Funny how they are NEVER offended by anything the Democrats do or say.

Memorandum to the GOP: When running an election campaign it is often valuable to select a nominee who represents the rank and file of the Party. This is how other Parties do it. Perhaps you might get on board.

Who?

Well let’s start with who not to select.

There was George H.W. Bush, who, while a nice, honorable public servant, won primarily because of the record Reagan established. He lost because the rest of us thought that when he mouthed the words “Read my lips, go to Texas,” he meant “Read my lips, no new taxes.”  

There was Bob Dole,...