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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

Tweety22 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:52 PM
Look at the unemployment rates among young people, blacks and Hispanics/Latinos. Yet, they voted for more of it in overwhelming "Thank you sir, may I have another?" fashion. And of course, any person of color and achievement in the GOP is looked at as a sideshow//token. I'm black myself, and the Dem party has all but destroyed the black family during the past 40-50 years. Yet, 90% plus...well, you know the drill. Work is for suckers. That's Obama's message. And it works. Sad.

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:


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