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"There's a Sense That We Let Mitt Romney Down"

ValerieParneau Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:00 PM
The reason why Romney lost is because 3 million conservatives stayed home. There is no reason to court any other voters but conservatives. Conservatism always wins when presented on its merits, always. Don't grow the big tent, shrink it. Demographics mean NOTHING. You just need more conservatives. Remember the most conservative candidate as history has so clearly shown always wins. Romney was a moderate=loser. McCain was a moderate=loser. You need somebody to the right of Rush limbaugh to win.
coveyrise Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:08 PM
According to Karl Rove it was 6.9 million fewer Republicans that turned out for Romney than they did for McCain. That would have won the election for Romney. I don't know if they stayed home because they thought Romney already had it in the bag or if they decided not to support him for some reason. Either way we missed a great chance to have one of the most qualified Presidents in the past 100 years and now we're stuck with another 4 years of a Community Organizer who still believes Tax and Spend will fix the country.
Carlos7 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:02 PM
Babblings from the bathhouse.

Mitt Romney's top campaign aides conducted a conference call with conservative journalists this afternoon, during which they assessed the damage from Tuesday's electoral loss.  The participants included campaign manager Matt Rhoades, political director Rich Beeson, polling director Neil Newhouse and digital director Zac Moffatt.  A few notes from the call:

Matt Rhoades, on the overall race: "No campaign is perfect, and we certainly made our share of mistakes." On Paul Ryan: "He has come away from this race with a very bright future before him."

Rich Beeson, on the campaign's strategy: "We won independents and held the base....