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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

TrueConservative2001 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:13 PM
The Tea Party didn't cause the Republicans to lose. In fact, Tea Party-backed candidates like Ted Cruz ended up winning, who *gasp* is Hispanic! Meanwhile, by playing "nice-guy moderate" like McCain and Romney. However, in terms of the primaries, while Romney was "knee-capping" opponents, the media certainly wasn't kind to Bachmann, Cain, and Santorum, and little could save them. Perry (especially Perry) and Gingrich self-destructed. Really, the Tea Party is the only way to save conservatism, even if it means hijacking the Republican party (as the Democrat Party was hijacked by Socialists a long time ago)
Par4theDay Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:20 PM
scuse me - The Republican party is not the party of conservatism
Par4theDay Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:19 PM
Republicans are not conservatives.

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