Skip to comments.Relating to Mitt Romney: An insider’s look at how the GOP lost the 2012 election
Posted on 08/06/2013 6:41:37 AM PDT by shove_it
It was too little, too late.
Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz, whose new book Collision 2012 provides in-depth reporting and analysis of the last presidential election, says the Romney campaigns failure to humanize Mitt Romney was an important factor in sealing the candidates loss.
Balz tells The Fine Print that the more he reported on the campaign, the more baffled he became by the Romney teams inability to humanize Mitt Romney throughout the entire campaign. ...
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Romney is a closet liberal. That’s why we lost.
If the GOP-E runs another liberal, I expect I won't vote for them, either.
You cant “humanize” an inhumane pro-abortionist...
and tell your boy Willard not to waste his time running in 2016..
A level of fail like we saw with the Romney campaign has many, many reasons.
Conservatives said that would be the downfall of any Romney nomination, but Karl Rove & Co. thought they could sell a Wall St. billionaire in the middle of the worst recession since the Great Depression. Sure enough....they couldn’t....not with the Democrat Socialist media working for Obama, hiding such disasters as the murder of Americans at Benghazi.
Worth repeating. Romney lost because he is a liberal.
That said, America needs jobs.
Bring back US jobs.
Mr. RomneyCARE invented ... ObamaCARE
and wanted America to pretend otherwise.
To this day, Mr. RomneyCARE is the reason
the GOP will never, on its own, remove ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE.
When you hire bad advisors, you get bad advice.
They underestimated the amount of voter fraud
The Dem’s found it was just as easy to REMOVE good votes as it was to cast fraudulent votes. (maybe easier)
In the place I voted there were lines longer than I had ever seen. EVER. But some idiot woman I had never seen around town before put her ballot in, and then when it was halfway through YANKED IT BACK OUT.
This jammed the machine, and everyone behind her had to put their vote in the ‘emergency bin’.
When the vote counts were shown in the paper the next day, there was no uptick in the number of votes cast since the last election, despite the crowds I saw.
The woman who jammed the machine just walked out- she didn’t care if her vote was counted, of if she could get a new ballot, she seemed totally unconcerned...
Only thing I can add to this thread is that most voters are too mush-brained to know what Romney is.
That includes most Republicans, sad to say.
Oh, and the open primaries didn’t help, either.
A certain number of votes hang on each issue, true. But Romney's open contempt for "social conservatism" (i.e. conservatism) lost the single most critical voting block that any Republican needs to win. Just losing this one group cost him, cost us, the United States, quite possibly.
Humanizing liberals isn't easy.
“Romney is a closet liberal. Thats why we lost.”
Terse, and completely correct.
I did not dislike RINOmney, but he’s no conservative.
The only good thing that would have come out of a RINOmney presidency is that our side toward complete liberal degeneracy would have been delayed by a couple of weeks.
It was weird what a fierce debater he was against Pubs in the primaries and what a wuss he was against 0bama.
Romney won 60% of the white vote. A decade or two ago that would would have been enough to guarantee him a Nixon or Reagan like landslide victory.
What is not being discussed in all of these elections are dramatically changing demographic changes. Take my state of CA for example. When I moved here in the 1980s it was rock solid Reagan country. Now the state is 39% white and solid blue.
The same demographic changes have occurred in Europe as well. Declining and ageing native white populations giving way to ethnic minorities.
Even Romney’s promises of across the the board tax cuts and economic growth could not help him as there are now more tax users than taxpayers in this country. It is no longer the economy stupid as James Carville once said. It’s the demographics, stupid.
Let’s see - we also have scorched-earth during the primaries. Gross neglect of any likely GOP unregistered voter registration drive like that Rove built in 2004. Unwillingness to keep hammering Obama after the first debate. The ORCA debacle. And just the plain fact that he was the worst possible candidate to run against Obamacare and the Dems being in bed with Wall Street. Plus a stunning inability to connect to middle class voters.
First off, the Washington Post is a Democrat newspaper. Take a look at the 1940 election.
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