Skip to comments.VANITY..Romney was so weak Ron Paul could have won the Presidency.
Posted on 11/08/2012 3:46:58 PM PST by Orange1998
Think about it. This election was purely about domestic issues, never heard anyone say voting for Romney because he has bad @ss foreign policy. Sadly, Romney did not win his own state with Obama taking 61% of MA votes.
1. Republican Nominates the riches person ever to run for President who couldn't connect with middle and lower class.
2. A flip flopper no one really sure his position. He was a serial candidate who changed as often as the wind blew. Even Goofus Rick Perry had him talking in circles.
3. Would never give details about his grand plan only to refer you to his website for information.
4. Would cut federal spending only to reveal the cuts after elected. Another way of saying I am not going to lie to you but once elected I will hammer you and your grandmother, no thanks I'll pass.
5. With a serious face propose Eliminating Big Bird after being pressured on the proposed cuts. Something two drunks sitting around fireplace would say only to wake up the next morning laughing at the thought. Only stupid candidates go after children programs during elections.
I could go on and on but you get the point, Republicans nominated the worst candidate available. Even Ron Paul could have won this election. Surely is not about Republicans having the wrong platform its about Republicans nominated the weakest candidate. The only good out of this, Romney will never run again and 2016 is a sure Republican bet since voters will experience miserable eight years of failed Obama policy.
Who knows? I’m an “alternate history” (what-if) buff so your scenario could be possible I guess. I’ll leave others to judge. I still would love to have seen a Herman Cain vs. Obama race myself.
How about some “Romney is so weak” jokes like those Your Momma is so.... LOL Only way for us to cope with the loss.
Romney LOST his homes states (all of them)
AND his home town of Belmont MA.
This was warned in advance, but ignored.
That is the way of the GOPe/MSM.
“2016 is a sure Republican bet since voters will experience miserable eight years of failed Obama policy.”
I WOULD have stayed home if Ron Paul had been the candidate. The guy is a looney tune.
Nonsense. Back to 1998 and the Y2K scare for you!
(eyes rolling into the back of my skull)
Oh please. Fraud Paul couldn’t even get 10% of the Republican vote.
“Even Ron Paul could have won this election. “
Paul might have had 4 million votes nationwide. That would have been it.
I disagree with much of your analysis, not that anything matters now...And no, 2016 is not a sure thing. If it is a sure thing for anyone, its the f##cking demon-rats.
I can’t imagine any of the other primary candidate’s would have done better than Romney given the Dem’s favorable demographics in the swing states and the strength of their turn-out machine. In my dreamland, Romney was Governor of Michigan with a less flip-floppy record and a self-made dotcom millionaire as opposed to an too-easy-to-demonize private equity millionaire. That guy would have won.
Sandy and Christie and Binders and the 47% and Big Bird and Bain and Mormons and Millionaires and Offshore bank accounts
These are things that the Media has breathlessly told us are things that we should be concerned about. And like good little sheeple, we have drunk their Kool-Aid. And we parrot and cite these reasons when we attempt to make some sense of this tragedy. And thus, we enslave ourselves to the tactics of the Left. We eagerly lap up their instructions on how we should conduct ourselves in the next contest. We fervently await their guidelines on what the tone of the next race should be and which candidates we should introduce. They make the rules and we end up playing by their rules.
Not me. I am a free American. I am not a slave to the Rules of the Left.
Sandy and Christie and Binders and the 47% and Big Bird and Bain and Mormons and Millionaires and Offshore bank accounts .
If you are a Democrat, Independent or a Republican, and you voted for Obama because of the above, you are an idiot
Thats MY rant
Romney lost because of mass fraud. We had huge turnout. Why does everyone believe that the movement from 2010 just “went away”? No one with any sense wanted obama to stay. This election was stolen, pure and simple.
I thought he would of been an amazing President...I totally disagree with you.
There is no question that Obama was extremely beatable this year. But the “crawl through broken glass to vote against Obama” voters were not enough to do it. We needed a strong candidate that would draw voters to the polls. We didn’t have one.
According to the most recent figures I have seen, Obama got a total of 59,127,919 votes this year. That is less than the number of votes that McCain got in 2008 (59,950,323). So all Romney had to do to beat Obama this year was to get more votes than McCain, and McCain was one of the worst candidates that the Republicans have ever nominated.
Bush got 62,040,610 votes in 2004. If Romney had simply gotten as many votes as Bush did 8 years ago he would have beaten Obama in a landslide this year.
I agree with you.
Ron Paul had something Romney didn’t: passion. Mr. Paul actually believes in what he’s talking about, Romney... doesn’t.
Romney lost because people saw him for what he was, and that was certainly *not* what he was speaking.
The GOP did a great disservice to its base by taking them for granted and anointing Romney from before the primaries. The rule-changes, the refusal to seat delegates, the bus incident, the teleprompter incident (all at the national convention) all indicate how much he was pushed, as do the incidents where the Ron Paul supporters using the stated rules for the primaries lawyered in wins only for the rules to be retroactively changed, and the several states which declared Romney winner and later said “oops” (until the next primary was going on; 3 states IIUC).
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