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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

wk2w Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:52 AM
Why did millions of potential Romney voters stay home? Hmm... Could it have anything to do with Michael Barone, D. Morris and others predicting a landslide? Why would you go to the polls if it was "in the bag"?
Crossed the Rubicon Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 1:42 PM
Ugh....makes me cringe if it turns out to be true. I always thought the best motivator for conservatives was the many polls showing Obama ahead. Do you really think those missing voters even really paid any attention to Fox analysts?

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