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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

Majin Vegeta Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:25 PM
Why did Mitt lose? The answer is so simple that everyone has completely missed it. Women made up 54% of the electorate. (Men, 46%) That's an 8 point variance in voter turn-out. 55% of women voted for Obama vs. 43% for Romney - a 12 point variance. 52% of men voted for Romney vs. 45% for Obama - a 7 point variance (amongst a much smaller pool of voters.) The fellas never stood a chance. Women would decide this election. And indeed they did. We already knew how the minority vote (blacks, hispanics) would skew - there were no surprises to be found there. The real question was - How would the female voting bloc react to the so-called "war on women" narrative that was feverishly spun by both sides? Well, now we know.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:39 PM
They weren't the only bloc that fell prey to the axelrod propaganda.

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