Skip to comments.Why Mitt Romney Lost (NewsMax's Christopher Ruddy Blames the Choice of Paul Ryan was one factor)
Posted on 11/08/2012 5:44:44 AM PST by SeekAndFind
With the 2012 election results in, there are no short- or even medium-term "silver linings" for Republicans.
On to why our pilot Mitt Romney and his plan were so flawed.
1. Paul Ryan. Romney's choice of Ryan was almost inexplicable.
A good conservative, Ryan was unqualified for the job of vice president, and therefore the job of president. A sitting member of Congress, he held no leadership position on the Hill.
Romney's VP selection was the most important one of his campaign, and by it he telegraphed his lack of political wisdom to the nation.
With his VP pick Romney had the opportunity to show he was willing to reach out to middle voters and break out of the GOP's demographic box (think Rubio, Nevada's Brian Sandoval, or New Mexico's Susana Martinez) or pick a Republican heavyweight who exuded gravitas while potentially giving him a state (think Rob Portman or Tim Pawlenty).
2. The Ryan Plan. Romney had endorsed Ryan's plan for Medicare even before he tapped him as a running mate. But by selecting Ryan, he was nailing the odious plan to the masthead of his campaign.
Ryan's plan, which first called for abolishing federal Medicare in 10 years and later for a substitute voucher program, proved to be disastrous for Romney and other Republican candidates.
As far as I could see, the Ryan plan was the No. 1 policy focus of Obama's and other Democratic attack ads against the GOP.
I am not sure what the GOP was smoking when they decided to propose demolishing or radically altering the cherished healthcare program for seniors.
Apparently, the Romney campaign began to realize Ryan's negatives late in the campaign, banishing his public appearances to secure red states. But it was too late.
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Ya gotta wonder what planet some pundits live on.
This guy is a moron. Ryan was unqualified?!? How about the idiot sitting in the White House!
Christopher Ruddy blames the conservative winner
for Romney-the-WIMPs apathy.
Romney rarely defended himself, but let his wife do it.
On the other hand, like Rove, Romney and Rove made
a fortune from this election which they stole from
For a multi bazillionaire who got rich off reaching conservatives, Ruddy understands the folks who made him rich NOT AT ALL
typical clueless pundit.
His camp was right, the pollster had is wrong as far as the base of voters. They just stumbled into the right results on election day because some many Republicans did not show up to vote.
Romney did a good job of explaining the difference between he and Obama. What he did not do well is explain how implementing his ideas would make a difference. Thus undecided voted for the safe incumbent and people stayed home.
These idiot pundits wrap themselves in pretzels to avoid the obvious answer - Mitt Romney is a rotten politician who ran a stupid campaign. 100% of the blame lies on the shoulders of Mitt Romney.
And I get ZERO satisfaction from the fact that I (and most Freepers for that matter) have known this about Romney for 8 years.
The "leadership" on the Hill is a major part of the problem!
RE: If ... the “Seven Million Sarah Palin Voters” ...
from 2008 ... that STAYED-HOME in 2012 ...
had voted Tuesday.
Where are you getting these numbers from? How reliable is the source?
BS. Fraud from both sides.
“Christopher Ruddy blames the conservative winner”
I called it, back in September that he’d do exactly that when he selected Ryan. That is the purpose.
Preach it sir, preach it sir.
should he have went with Rubio. I dont think it mattered. crooked voting machines and illegal voters out voted republicans . what was the republican ration in most non swing states? and like it or not there is a race war against whites only.
Romney picking Ryan was the first thing that got me excited about this race. Lord help us if he had Christie or help us if “King Henry” “Grecian Column” Christie runs in 2016. TURN OFF!!!!
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