Skip to comments.Vanity: No more excuses It falls ultimately on the nominee for this lose not political shenanigans.
Posted on 11/07/2012 2:39:36 AM PST by Bigtigermike
The Pravda-like corrupt national media, Zombie voters and dirty shenanigans are no excuse for losing this election because unfortunately these were a giving no matter who was the nominee - from Romney to Santorum to Newt or even if Sarah had ran and became the nominee - these things would have happen and for anyone to have beaten Obama but we would expect our nominee to have a strategy to negate or at least lessen these handicaps. If we can't even do that then we ought to just shut the whole thing down and cede the country if we can't win in this environment and high unemployment
Nor can we blame Chris Christy and Hurricane Sandy because looking at the numbers clearly show that alot of people had already made up their minds well before the storm and praised heaped on Obama had occured.
No, this is on the Republican Establishment and their choice - Willard Romney. The Republican base of conservatives (what's left of them) should and hopefully no longer buy the electability argument for an establishment candidate. From the view of the base, the elites have given away an eminently winnable election. Also this strategy of 'a vote against' is gone out the window as well, it clearly doesn't work. We must have a candidate that many can "vote for" enthusiastically as well as vote against the other party nominee. One of the clear things that probably doom Romney was the allowing Obama to bombard states like OH and VA with brutal attacks ads against Romney early on that DEFINED him with no proper response, I know some will claim that Romney couldn't get the money to respond until after he was nominated but he could have done something like do a lot of local TV interviews in those states or something instead of thinking that he just had to 'not lose' the election - which was what he was doing ala 'prevent defense'
Romney may very well be a nice guy so was Bob Dole and somewhat of McCain in the right sunlight but still Presidential losers. I sure hope that this time when we say 'NEVER AGAIN' like many said after McCain that we really mean it and tell the Establishment to stuff it.
the elections will be dominated more and more by open border hispanics/people who agree with them and people who want to be taken care of by the government.. good luck with that.
Yep, the GOP-E owns this disaster lock, stock, and barrel.
The GopE really wanted Christie to run because they KNEW Mitt would have problems connecting with the folks. That’s what it’s all about.
If you put up richie rich guy from MA, it’s not going to work. Dems did the same thing with Kerry. Just as liberal as Obama so why didn’t he work out? It’s about the folks.
In fairness to Romney if he had run against a white president with a horrible record he probably would have won. Obama was elected president because he was black and that’s ultimately why he won again.
If you took a look at Mitt Romney’s record and his campaign rhetoric and then saw what Obama has done and his lies and you decided to stay home, I don’t know what to say.
It wasn’t Mitt’s fault that people stayed home, if they did. It’s not the mysterious GOP elite’s fault either. The distinction could not have been more stark and clear. We just have to digest this reality and understand that we might not be as popular anymore. A larger number of people think it’s the job of the government to give us free stuff, which is what they voted for.
Ronald Reagan ain’t walking through that door.
This. All great civilizations eventually destroy themselves from within. It's an immutable flaw of human nature, and apparently it's our turn now.
I said this last night when Romney started slipping. Until a viable conservative candidate comes along, the GOPe will continue to run these RINOs out there and they will be defeated every time. With each defeat, the country slides toward socialist rule, and now nothing will stop it.
Sorry. I am no great fan of Romney and you can feel free to look at my posting history if you doubt that. To Gov. Romney’s credit he ran a competent campaign, ran hard and did as good of a job as any of us could hope for. It would be convenient to try to attach blame to him.
The problem we face is much worse than a poor candidate losing an election. The election boiled down to a choice between a radical socialist and a liberal who tried to run as a conservative. The American people in large numbers picked the radical socialist. They weren’t looking for conservatism, they were looking for a nanny state.
That’s the take away here.
Bs. Romney ran a great campaign. Blame the average american idol moron voter.
sadly yeah.. if last night was like 20 years ago Romney would have rolled over Obama
Mitt got the same percent of the white vote as Reagan did. What do you think changed?
But how do you explain Allen West’s election loss?
America has been a liberal country!
I think it was more of the residual white guilt about voting out the first black president
The fact is that we are up against well-funded interests and media liars and that will never be overcome by any candidate alone. The only way we can succeed is to take back America from the cabal of elitists and leftists one good American at a time.
The candidate's own supporters calling those who thought that maybe we should take pre-election polling data seriously "concerned TROLLS" probably didn't help the cause either. Because of that, I question the quality of some of the people who may have been doing the groundwork for the candidate. The buck stops at Romney and the GOPe.
This is a loss for RINOs.
Actually it is. But I doubt they stayed home. They voted for the other guy.
Was it a campaign for a seat he already had or a seat in a different district?
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