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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

TunTavern Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:47 PM
GOP strategist Ed Rollins: "The modern GOP -- the party of Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes -- is staring down its own demographic extinction...but instead of compromising by moving to the center to attract independents, the Republican Party has moved further to the right. It has appeared increasingly likely that the party's great all-or-nothing bet may land, ultimately, on nothing."
NullifyNow Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:45 AM
Tun
The independents liked Ron Paul very much and he is anything but center. Rollins is kinda dumb. And to quote him and support his thesis is well...dumber.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/The-Vote/2012/0228/Ron-Paul-poll-shocker-He-beats-Obama-head-to-head

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/08/rasmussen-has-ron-paul-leading-gop-pack-against-obama/41669/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2012/01/09/cbs-poll-independents-prefer-ron-paul-vs-obama/

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/election_2012_barack_obama_42_ron_paul_41
Petrus64 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:58 PM
Willard was Governor of a liberal state. Rollins is an old fart ost on how not uber-right he was.

Sorry, but it came down to the negative BS Obama slung that kept many home on the couch on xanax. That's how O rolls. He paints a dark picture of everyone else so he has a chance to shine.
NullifyNow Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:45 AM
NOT
It came down to the criminals outvoting the noncriminals.

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