It’s very simple.
Moderate to liberal GOP candidates for President don’t win.
Romney, with his horrible record as Governor and his support for Abortion and the Gay Agenda and with no clear, consistent limited government message was bound to lose.
Are you crazy?
Look at what happened tonite to Mourdouk and Akin in heavily Republican states. We lost taking the Senate because of the “no compromise, go for the jugglar” bs you spout. Romney lost because his campaign blew and because Evangelicals did not rally behind him because he’s flipped across the map. However a too far right candidate is not going to win. Right of center yes but too far right not gonna happen. Rubio or Jeb Bush in 2016. Walsh from Illinois lost, West and Bachmann may lose. See a pattern?
I don't know what election you were watching, but Romney didn't lose on the issues of abortion and gays. If anything Obama won by the pro-aborts and gay marriage folks. And a blind armadillo could see that Obama is the big government choice.
We certainly could have had a stronger candidate - I don't know who that would have been among those who ran - but only the politically stupid conservative would not vote for Romney on those issues.
No one questioned his record as Governor. It was a total non issue. The candidate in support of abortion even for babies born alive and for the gay agenda WON so your idea Romney wasn't conservative enough for votes is a pathetic lie.
Romney ran precisely on a limited government message, so another lie.
I seem to recall you were for Santorum, Romney's primary stalking horse. Santorum as nominee would've been a blowout in Obama's favor akin to 1984.
Romney ran a winning campaign but more American voters decided to give the first black president of the United States a second chance. It's as simple as that.
If Romney was against John F. Kerry, Kerry loses handily. Now Kerry will take Hillary's place as Secretary of State.
It is what it is.
—”Moderate to liberal GOP candidates for President dont win.
Romney, with his horrible record as Governor and his support for Abortion and the Gay Agenda and with no clear, consistent limited government message was bound to lose.”
No, you’re tragically out of step with American culture if you think that’s why Romney lost.
American culture is sufficiently far to left that anyone an inch to the RIGHT of Romney does NOT have a chance at all. Wake up.
As the article pointed out if you had read it: Romney made some strategic missteps. As much as I liked Paul Ryan, the author is right that Marco Rubio would have probably won the nomination for Romney.
“Moderate to liberal GOP candidates for President dont win.”
Explain the conservative, fire-breathing Alan West loss.
With the exception of Eisenhower.... plus Nixon.... and of course GHW Bush... and don't forget GW Bush...