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Why We Were Surprised on November 6th?

william6346 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 11:34 PM
It wasn't fraud. It wasn't money. It wasn't even Romney. It isn't even the fact that no one really knows your political leaders until near election years - and then only after you spend a ton of time destroying each other in televised plain public view so we all get to know your candidates shortcomings before you select one. Nope. Its none of those. What it is is is the face put on your party every day by your media "darlings". The snarky, arrogant, mean-spirited, white, wealthy disassociated and disingenuous rants America gets to see almost daily from the Limbaughs, Hannitys, Colters, O'Reillys and Roves of the world DO YOU IMMENSE HARM and are a continuing turn-off to a wide margin of civil-minded America. U need a makeover.

Ok, I was wrong. I thought the Republicans would win the Presidency. I was not the only one. Smart people like Michael Barone and Karl Rove thought so also, in addition to people like Dick Morris. A knowledgeable friend called me the Saturday before the election and told me John McLaughlin, the pollster, just told him Romney wins it going away. So what happened?

First there is the big picture. I think there were three issues that hurt the Romney campaign along the way. The first is his turn to the right to win the primaries. My now politically-astute son asserted...