Skip to comments.1) Corrupt Media 2) Demographics 3)Chris Christie 4) Passive Candidate (vanity)
Posted on 11/08/2012 5:55:44 AM PST by teg_76
1) Corrupt Media
If the media slanted towards Romney like they did Obama, we'd have won by ten points. Candy Crowley 2nd debate performance completely epitomized the corruptness of the media. Libya, Solyndra, Fast and Furious. Imagine those under a Republican president. We need to change the media, not ourselves. How I don't know.
More minoriites, more single adults, don't spell a picture for electoral success. Bush and Rove deserve a lot blame for this, as they should have been protecting our border and our soveirgnty rather than pushing amnesty. So much for Rove's "permanent Republican majority"
3) Chris Christie
The polls turned out to very accurate, and they reflected the huge shift towards Obama after Christie's over the top, effusive praise. There's no reason he couldn't have called for a moment of unity and had both Romney and Obama tour the area.
4) Passive Candidate
Everytime Romney showed strength, he moved up in the polls. His pick of Paul Ryan, his 1st debate performance, both showed a strong side of Mitt that gave him momentun. Unfortunately he followed his 1st debate with passive performances, thinking he had the lead and trying to run out the clock. Whoever advised him to not bring up Lybia in the third debate should find new work. It is a huge scandal and Mitt deserves blame for not being confident enough in his debate skills to explain it to the American public.
BUMP ... for truth.
All of the above. But #4 was fully in his control.
Mittens just couldn’t hit. Fast and Furious and Benghazi could have redefined the debates and the final weeks of the campaign, with Obama on the defensive.
But Mittens just couldn’t hit. He had to campaign as Mr. Mellow Moderate.
Nice guys finish last in hard-knuckles politics.
3 and 4 are BULLSHIT.
Chris Christie gave some very good speeches on behalf of Romney, including his much-repeated line about sending Obama back to Chicago. In the middle of a crisis, Christie moved away from politics and towards leadership. Sure, it might have been effusive in his praise for Obama, but the residents of NJ didn’t want some mealy-mouthed politician at that time.
And Romney fought HARD during both a heavily contested primary (go count the number of debates) and a tough general election. While he was fighting other Republicans for the party’s nomination, Obama had over six months to marginalize him in the media. He was fighting a battle on two fronts and that’s never easy.
I’m sorely tempted to say screw the GOP.
Sarah Palin where are you?
Mr. Romney, as predicted, was lame and ONLY in it
for the money he would make for himself and Rove.
Did he speak up for the patriots in Benghazi? no.
Did he speak up for the patriots murdered by illegal aliens? no.
Did he speak up for the patriots in the military
whose ballots were STOLEN? no.
His sole interest was defending himself a few times
for which he ... sent out his wife.
Agree with most of this. But would add one caveat. White vote numbers were way down. Not sure why this happened. Approximately the same numbers of blacks voted as in 08. 1.7 million more Latinos. Why did whites stay home?
Hunker down. Focus on the mid terms in 14 This is America, let’s not give up on it. Let’s fight for it.
It’s about optics....and Christie knows that...his praise for Obama was win the whole nation was watching him.
Any praise to Romney was when nonone was watching.
Please tell me why 4 is bullshit. So you think not mentioning a huge scandal where our ambassador was murdered and we had a sitting president lie about it for weeks was good campaign move?
But for me, the only reason for this outcome, is an over estimation of the intelligence of the American electorate.
If the American electorate had the slimmest of smarts, we wouldn’t be in this fix to start with.
why does no one mention that racism was a factor in this election and that is black racism, they voted based on color.
Massive voter fraud and no one can tell me how these results make any sense.
VA military votes evenly split, that is unheard of
observers thrown out in OH, FL, PA. in some cases for hours so what were the Dems doing.?
FL was bound for Romney and trust me I ma here and travel this state and half the poeple I talk to are saying that it doesn;t make sense
Broward yet again did their corruption and then waited for results before reporting in
Obama got less than 5000 and yet he won that area Tampa , no way even the Dems had said FL was gone for them.
More people voted for Romney and less for obama that last time but he might get this state
WI voted for Walker twice, the state went republican but the federal seats go Dem and Ryan cannot get near a win.
Mia Love was up double digits two days before the election in UT and yes she lost easily, she woudl have been a mssive threat to the Dems as she was a conservative black woman and young.
OH less votes , 4 years of a bad economy but union votes go up by 5% HUH
observers thrown out.
Exit polls state people wanted the economy to get better but they vote for a guy which has made it worse?!
I could go on and on
No one is mentioning any of this and wants to move on and talk about being more liberal as usual.
Instead people should look into this, stop the name calling and stand up for the process and stand up for America.
I agree on 1, 3, and 4; but only a bit on 2. Obama had fewer votes for him this time then in 2008; that tells me that immigration was not as important to voting immigrants. What is a something to note is that even though Romney received less votes than McCain; we held the House (though we need better candidates for the Senate.). Holding the House tells me we have conservatives willing to vote Conservatives in at a greater number then Libs voting in Dems; but we will not vote for someone who either ignores us or puts us down in our own party.
I agree with your assessment. I would add this:
5) Depressed Republican Base
These are base elections. Romney did not excite his base. This talk about getting independents really is BS. Most people have their minds made up. It’s about getting them to show up. If Republicans will vote for you 90% of the time, that’s who you need to turn out. If you lose a few points with independents while exciting your base, you win. That’s what Obama did. Romney won independents. Romney lost. GWB excited the base in 2004, which is how he pulled it off.
Your theories are not reflected in the exit polling. Obama effectively scared voters by tying Romney to Bush whom voters still blame for our economic problems. He won Ohio by demonizing and mischaracterizing the op-ed Romney wrote four years ago about the auto bailouts.
Why do so many here ignore the 'historical nature' of the Obama presidency? That was always the wild card insulating Obama, granting him a benefit of the doubt no other modern president would get.
So you think not mentioning a huge scandal where our ambassador was murdered...
You probably don’t remember the administration AND the media following the meme about...”using the murder of our ambassador for political currency...”
Romney got burned on this early in the game.
The administration, in collusion with the media, was playing the “...wait until all the information is collected...” game.
This put Romney in a damned if you do, damned if you don’t position.
You may recall that he DID mention it during the second debate, and was blindsided by the referee. The only traction that story was getting was that Romney was “playing politics” and it wasn’t helping him.
Do I wish he could have used Benghazi effectively against Obama? Sure. But that wasn’t happening when every network except FOX was ignoring the story or, like “60 Minutes”, conspiring to BURY it.
Benghazi is a story that won’t REALLY be covered until January, at the earliest. I can’t blame Romney for that.
Dems have said that Christie helped them by having the photo ip and praising obama.
They said it yesterdaya nd just this morning, they are even thanking Christie.
People do not have pwoer, water, gas etc even now so Christie coudl have waited to have obama and then demand later obama needs to get off the campaign trial and do his job but he never.
He Christie got to talk to Bruce Springstein his hero because obama set it up later and obama got a massive boost which the media lapped up for two to 4 days
Santa Claus won.
Regarding #4, I would call Romney’s failure to bring up Libya in the third debate as passive. What would you call it? Can you imagine a democrat passing an opportunity to go after a republican president on this?
Don’t forget the millions of “Republicans” who didn’t show up to vote. How McCain received more votes than Romney can only be attributed to no-show-Rs. Perhaps because of the Mormon thing, perhaps of their dislike of Romney. But nobody in their right mind could have disliked a Romney presidency more than a 2nd 0bama term!
Compared to the mid-term election of 2010, 2012 results make no sense whatsoever.
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