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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

TaxFree1031 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:23 PM
Maybe, but 75% of hispanics voted democrat because of entitlements and progressive taxation.
Harold15 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 6:04 AM
Is that 75% of Hispanics or 75% of Hispanics who voted? The reason I am asking that is because a few months ago either CNN or HLN ran a story that claimed that only 10% of Hispanics in this country actually bother to vote.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:42 PM
I don't think so Tax...most hispanics I know are not big on welfare.
But I agree that anyone of any ilk can become inured, and once they have it, they don't want to lose it. Which is why Obama moved so many people onto it.
Das_Veritas Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:34 PM
WRONG. It came down to Immigration Reform. This is a BIG 1# ISSUE in the Hispanic community(outside of Florida). There's a saying my parents said when they went into the voting booth "recordamos quien nos abraza y quien nos rechaza" which means...we will remember who embraced us and who rejected us.

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