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Obama's Numbers Went Down, but Romney Never Inspired Voters to Vote

tncdel Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 12:58 PM
Romney lost because he was too namby-pamby towards Obama. He should have played hardball with the dog-eatin' Kenyan by, when Obama demanded his tax returns, demanding from Obama a genuine birth certificate while also calling for an independent investigation and DEPORTATION hearing for Obama [since a non-U.S. citizen is NOT entitled to impeachment proceedings]. And while Romney was scheduling the deportation hearing, by twisting RINO Boehner's arm to arrange it [as the House could have done (for the Senate has exclusivity only when it comes to impeachment proceedings)], Romney should have fired one salvo after another about the many egregious acts by Obama THAT ROMNEY DIDN'T EVEN BRING UP:
tncdel Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 12:59 PM
Like how Obama unconstitutionally gave out over a million work permits to illegal aliens, despite over 23 million of our own citizens out-of-work, and also has been unconstitutionally giving them amnesty for a mere $465 processing fee.

And Romney should have countered Obama's criticizing of Romney on abortion by exposing the fact that Obama is so extremist that he even defended killing NEWBORN babies who survived abortions!

Also Romney should have called for answers on Benghazi, "Fast & Furious," Solyndra, etc., etc. Romney has a veritable smorgasbord of "entrees" he could have assailed Obama upon, but all he did was nibble like a fat woman on a diet.
tncdel Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:04 PM
The problem was STUPIDITY. Conservatives rightly assert the stupidity of those who voted for the dog-eatin' Kenyan. But they were largely oblivious to their own ranks' stupidity. Such as remaining divided behind candidates not worthy of support: Gingrich [a RINO of the worst sort], Santorum [a Washington Insider phony who tried to repackage himself as a Conservative behind an anti-homosexual agenda], and others. The only true Conservative, Michele Bachmann, got little support.
Jack2894 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:09 PM
And that would be because she was a loon?
Earl29 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:25 PM
No, because she was not good enough at getting votes.
Brent150 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:27 PM
Birth Certificate was a non-starter and would have hurt Romney even more. Recall and go read what happened when Trump brought it up again late it the campaign. He was savaged in the press, and even his mention of it HURT Romney because he was a known Romney supporter. If Romney had gone Brith Certificate - He'd have lost 57 to 42
arpiem Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:27 PM
If you read Time Magazine, but she's far from a loon. She's quite intelligent.
Jack2894 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 2:10 PM
My family is from Minnesota. Trust me, she is a loon. And her husband is even loonier.
Jack2894 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 2:10 PM
My family is from Minnesota. Trust me, she is a loon. And her husband is even loonier.
Timothy32 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 3:36 PM
They do not care about jobs, they either do not have one and are on the doll or are Union like the twinky guys and would kiss there jobs away in a heart beat. remeber NAFTA is Clintons baby. But the RNC gets the blame for Job shipped to Mexico.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 4:51 PM
Agreed. While Romney was a better candidate thabn McCain, he left too much low-hanging fruit like so many loaded pinatas. I blame the Republican consultantocracy who have come to think pointing out the opponent's scandals & screw-ups is unsporting & turns off those fabulous easily spooked "moderate independents."
In combing through the results of the 2012 election -- apparently finally complete, nearly two months after the fact -- I continue to find many similarities between 2012 and 2004, and one enormous difference.

Both of the elections involved incumbent presidents with approval ratings hovering around or just under 50 percent facing challengers who were rich men from Massachusetts (though one made his money and the other married it).

In both cases, the challenger and his campaign seemed confident he was going to win -- and had reasonable grounds to believe so.

In both elections, the incumbent started running a barrage...