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Romney FAIL: His Four Worst Strategic Mistakes
Realville, USA ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Ombud

Posted on 11/12/2012 6:45:11 PM PST by SquarePants

Romney probably used a lot more than these, but here are a few of his biggest losing strategies I came up with:

1. Nominate a candidate who doesn't represent the core values of your party. Mitt Romney is not now, nor has he ever been, a conservative. Of course, next to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney looks like a conservative, but then next to Obama, Francois Hollande would look like a conservative.

2. Suppress your own vote. The Romney team invested millions of dollars, and gambled election day success, on a program called ORCA, which was designed to centralize (centralize?) the Republican GOTV. Somewhat predictably, the intricate and complex system, which was untested before election day (untested?), crashed and burned when they tried to use it. (Mr. Romney, meet Mr. Murphy. He has a law you may want to familiarize yourself with.) Unfortunately, the Romney team realized this well after they had usurped and dismantled the GOP's local GOTV infrastructure. Which also leaves us wondering just how much the Romney team oversold his managerial prowess.

3. Allow enormous voter fraud. 100 Ohio precincts with Obama winning 99%+ of the vote, including 44 districts in Cleveland? 59 precincts in Philadelphia where Mitt Romney got ZERO votes? In Florida, Romney got less than 1% in Broward County? These numbers would be too suspicious for Hugo Chavez to use to claim legitimacy.. but I guess the GOP just ignores this kind of stuff.

4. Assume that the under-informed voters understand what the hell you're talking about. Paul Ryan seems like a pretty knowledgeable guy, if you're paying close attention. Most people do not pay close attention. People who pay no attention to politics and then, in the last few weeks before an election make up their minds, are often called "under-informed." They may or may not be stupid, but their ignorance of the issues is undeniable. The Romney/Ryan campaign was heavy on wonkery, but weak on visceral pull. An example of Mitt Romney's overestimation of the sophistication of the electorate was when, in the third debate, he took a pass on Benghazi. I think most conservatives (with whom Mitt has only party affiliation in common) winced as Romney walked right past the best opportunity he had to portray Obama as the dishonest fraud he is in terms everyone would understand. Four dead Americans, and a President spinning and lying to mold the narrative to fit his agenda. In the end, Romney failed to differentiate himself from Obama enough for the under-informed voters to pull the trigger for him.

Ultimately the Romney/Ryan ticket will be remembered as proving that ninety minutes of brilliance cannot make up for a poorly run, disorganized campaign with a weak message and hobbled by its standard bearer, and the fact that he did not represent the core of his own party.


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1 posted on 11/12/2012 6:45:13 PM PST by SquarePants
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To: SquarePants

You hit the nail on the head.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 6:48:50 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: SquarePants
Romney didn't allow voter fraud the republicans in congress do.

He didn't fail --- LIBERTY FAILED
...it was beaten by willful servitude.

3 posted on 11/12/2012 6:52:44 PM PST by Baynative
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To: SquarePants

>>next to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney looks like a conservative

GeeOpie - No he doesn’t. Unless you’re a RINO who thinks a liberal, homosexualist pandering, baby butchering, gun grabbing, Brzezinski-influenced SOB is “conservative”.

At least they got the FAIL part right.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 6:55:13 PM PST by TArcher
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To: SquarePants

Biggest mistake for that nitwit was us nominating him.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 6:56:47 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

Can’t blame me for that. I voted against him in the primaries.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 6:59:27 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: SquarePants

He was another Moderate Republican trying to enthuse and gather Conservative votes - mission failed. I doubt that the Republican Party will ever learn though so maybe another Party is in the offing...

He did get enough votes for second place though.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 7:00:37 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: SquarePants

Romney couldn’t win - but neither could any other Republican. We simply can’t compete with the Free Shyt Party. That ain’t changin any time soon.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 7:05:49 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

We can’t compete with voter fraud.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 7:11:32 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: SquarePants






Sign the petition:

http://www.petition2congress.com/8222/petition-recount-on-2012-presidential-election/







Visit this site. They are keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:

http://www.ObamaVoterFraud.com/







SARAH PALIN speaks out of massive Obama machine voter fraud:

Sarah Palin News ‏@SarahPalinLinks Between suppression of the military vote and voter fraud, Obama stole another election. http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/46302 …DEMAND A RECOUNT! #VoterFraud

Sarah Palin News ‏@SarahPalinLinks People need to stop pointing fingers within the GOP and investigate the Dems' massive voter fraud and suppression of the military vote.




Photo of Ethiopians brought to Ohio voting stations by busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket https://www.facebook.com/lori.patriot/posts/404694619604138<



Must watch videos!


VIDEO-- Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hbf3iaEbAuY



VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ILJDudUpct0



VIDEO- Michael Savage: How Obama fixed the 2012 election: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dmJtaOO2etc



VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ILJDudUpct0



VIDEO- Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud: http://www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_embedded&v=k_rMpQKqZhM





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We can not wait for 2014 and 2016 to regroup and figure out new strategies. By then it will be too late. The Marxist/Muslim usurper will have completed his planned distruction of America. That's what people fail to understand.

We must act NOW.

Start with the election. If we let the Rats get away with this massive voter fraud, we're no better than a bananna republic.

We must keep digging and pounding him every day, in every way we can- phony birth certificate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, his hidden life, records....

We are FReepers. We must fight!

Those who shrug and accept this atrocity without a fight are not worthy to be called Freepers!




10 posted on 11/12/2012 7:16:53 PM PST by patriot08 (Native Texas girl)
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To: txnativegop; SquarePants
Per Twitter:

Sarah Palin News ‏@SarahPalinLinks People need to stop pointing fingers within the GOP and investigate the Dems' massive voter fraud and suppression of the military vote.

11 posted on 11/12/2012 7:19:20 PM PST by patriot08 (Native Texas girl)
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To: SquarePants
Romney got less than 1% in Broward County?

McCain-Palin got 32 or 33 percent in 2008. Where did you get this figure? I think there may be a mistake.

12 posted on 11/12/2012 7:22:16 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: patriot08

never happen, the truth might come out.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 7:22:19 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: SquarePants

Romney made one mistake - he ran.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 7:27:46 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: patriot08
Sarah Palin News ‏@SarahPalinLinks People need to stop pointing fingers within the GOP and investigate the Dems' massive voter fraud and suppression of the military vote.

Amen, Sister Sarah!

15 posted on 11/12/2012 7:32:13 PM PST by Jane Long ("Miss me yet?" - Mitt)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I thought so, too. Hence the question mark. All the links are embedded in the article on the site, but here’s the one you’re asking about: http://www.punditpress.com/2012/11/in-florida-obama-got-over-99-in-broward.html


16 posted on 11/12/2012 7:37:44 PM PST by SquarePants
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To: SquarePants

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLgTX3AsnE0&feature=youtu.be


17 posted on 11/12/2012 7:39:50 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: patriot08

Ping!


18 posted on 11/12/2012 7:39:50 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: patriot08

Hey, voter fraud is on the list, for sure. But whose job is it, aside from Romney and the GOP, to get out there and ensure that fraud is, at least, challenged? How were those poll watchers in Philly removed from their posts without the GOP being ready for it... it happened in ‘08, too.

I find the Dem fraud reprehensible, but expected. I’m angry at the GOP for not anticipating it and having a gameplan to fight it.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 7:41:03 PM PST by SquarePants
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To: SquarePants

Romney led the attack against Gov. Palin
in the LAST Election so he could give this one
to Obama-the=-UndocumentedTyrant AGAIN.

Obama is Romney’s fault. 110%


20 posted on 11/12/2012 7:42:01 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: SquarePants

Blame Romney, Ryan, ORCA, the GOP, whatever...

Voter fraud is the #1 reason and root cause. Others don’t matter a lick because of voter fraud. Without the voter fraud it would be President Elect Mitt Romney.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 7:42:25 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: SquarePants

Speaking of voter turnout in Minnesota here.... this is really suspect to me...

Dodge: 93.5 percent.

Olmsted: 93.1 percent.

Winona: 92.7 percent.

Mower: 91.7 percent.

Wabasha: 91 percent.

Fillmore: 90.8 percent.

Houston: 89 percent.

Really? That high? When there have been “fewer voters” this time around. Things are not jiving.

And here’s an interesting quote: “We had a couple of machines that pooped out on us, but we got those switched out real fast,” she said.

Really. Hm.

And we have no voter id. Hm. And the voter id provision was knocked down. Hm.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 7:49:23 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: SquarePants
Allow enormous voter fraud. 100 Ohio precincts with Obama winning 99%+ of the vote, including 44 districts in Cleveland?

Obama won 127 of the 1077 precincts in Cuyahoga County by 99% or more.

The precincts in question are range in size from 400-1000 registered voters, are almost 99% black, poor, and the turnout of registered voters ranged from 40-70%. Sorry, but there isn't really any evidence of fraud here.

In Florida, Romney got less than 1% in Broward County?

Romney got 32% of Broward county

23 posted on 11/12/2012 7:58:00 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: RIghtwardHo

Since people proved that they will vote for whoever has a (R) after thier name, expect the same in 2016.


24 posted on 11/12/2012 8:03:55 PM PST by turn_to
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

It’s been reported that in 21 precincts in Cleveland that Romney got 0 votes. While this is true, Obama’s total in those 21 precincts was 5978. Average Obama total was 284 per precinct. Not a big deal.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 8:27:31 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: SquarePants

ORCA would have made a difference if the application was tested and designed better. I for one am glad Romney tried to somewhat match Obama’s ground game a website/app/texting tools... This is where the RNC needs some work at. They are matching about 35% of the DNC’s technological advatage.


26 posted on 11/12/2012 8:31:25 PM PST by Democrats hate too much
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To: SquarePants

We were played for fools

Romney ran the ultimate pump amd dump scam of the electoral history


27 posted on 11/12/2012 8:34:14 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Democrats hate too much

NExt election the RNC and Super PACs need to allocate lots and lots of money toward post election voter fraud REGARDLESS of if the DNC or RNC win specific elections. This is a must.


28 posted on 11/12/2012 8:34:52 PM PST by Democrats hate too much
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1; SquarePants; All
Obama won 127 of the 1077 precincts in Cuyahoga County by 99% or more. The precincts in question are range in size from 400-1000 registered voters, are almost 99% black, poor, and the turnout of registered voters ranged from 40-70%. Sorry, but there isn't really any evidence of fraud here.

As you said almost 99% of voters in those precincts are black...and somehow conservatives think that blacks -- who voted for Obama 95-5% around the country -- should they vote for Obama 100-0% in given precincts is somehow surprising?

ESPECIALLY when Obama's opponent was a multi-$million contributor to an organization who thru 1978 (when Romney was 31) essentially had a sign on its temple, "Blacks, other non-White colors, keep out...til you become more 'white and delightsome.' No blacks allowed to be married in this temple."

Now, obviously the Lds church had no such literal signs on their temples; but they might as well have...blacks -- and other minorities -- could NOT be married in their temples thru June of 1978 solely because of their skin color! They were NOT allowed to receive temple recommends; and male blacks were NOT allowed to be part of a "priesthood" that Mormons even allow 12 yo white boys to be!

And somehow, with this racist baggage in Romney's past...something the GoP-e knew about, they still thought it would somehow be a "non-issue" to minority voters??? Especially vs. a foe like Obama -- of all opponents???

How mind-numbing can you get?

And then people are actually flabbergasted that Romney couldn't somehow capture a single vote in ALL kinds of black precincts around the country? And couldn't even garner 6% of the overall black vote?

Heck, per Pew Forum exit polls, Romney couldn't even get more of the Mormon vote than the white Evangelical vote!!!! (78-21% vs. 79-20%)

So that likely meant that almost half-a-million Mormons voted for Obama!!!!!

We tried & tried & tried -- for FIVE years -- on FR to warn people about these obvious flaws...that Romney would NOT appeal to minorities...and that even so-called "conservative value" Mormons wouldn't be able to tell the pro-abortion, socialist healthcare difference 'tween the two major (liberal) candidates!

29 posted on 11/12/2012 8:57:18 PM PST by Colofornian (Some say "we're not voting 4 'pastor-in-chief'" --as if "gods-in-embryo" were divine only on Sundays)
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To: SquarePants

There is maybe a million votes in Broward County. There apparently were a lot of precincts reporting turnout of 90+ to 100% turnout with 99% for Obama. The turnouts and percentages are highly suspect. Such is the case in Allen West’s contested race in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties.

I think in hindsight one big mistake Mitt Romney made was to not offer a specific speech to Christian conservatives. He could have arranged a speech with leaders and congregants from major Protestant and Catholic leaders, offering alliance in matters of real importance to people of faith.

It would have gone a long way to engage and include Christians and let them know that in spite of religious differences, we have so much in common and face a common opponent to our culture. George W. Bush succeeded in his rise and reelection in good part from his Bob Jones University speech. The Left attacked him badly for it. That’s how we know it was effective.


30 posted on 11/12/2012 9:24:18 PM PST by untwist
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To: untwist

That’s a good point. Romney alienated evangelicals by excluding them from the convention as well. I think another great idea would have been to have Sarah Palin speak to the convention. Oh well...


31 posted on 11/12/2012 9:40:58 PM PST by SquarePants
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To: SquarePants

This is what happens when you pick the electable candidate.


32 posted on 11/12/2012 9:54:35 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SquarePants

This is what happens when you pick the electable candidate.


33 posted on 11/12/2012 9:54:50 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Romney really , really wanted to be president. He had a lot of money. Political consultants noticed that Romney had a lot of money and that he really wanted to be president. This made him vulnerable to the con. First they had to get rid of Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Herman Cain and others. Then they had to get Romney nominated. Then they could make a lot of money advising Romney and promising to make him president. Romney wanted to honor his late father by getting to be president. Someone quoted David Mamet on this board saying “If you are in a con and you don’t know who the mark is, you are the mark”. Romney was the mark. Romney really wanted to be president.


34 posted on 11/13/2012 4:02:20 AM PST by tommix2 (,)
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To: tommix2

Bingo. I feel ad or him since it seems he did not realize is.


35 posted on 11/13/2012 4:04:45 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: SquarePants

5. Ignore Conservative Talk Radio where your real supporters would be listening.


36 posted on 11/13/2012 4:10:03 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: bmwcyle

6. Be a mAsshole. Alienate your base and “never light your hair on fire”.


37 posted on 11/13/2012 4:16:50 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: turn_to

“Since people proved that they will vote for whoever has a (R) after thier name, expect the same in 2016.”

Stump broke for Jeb Bush. Hell, stump broke for Lindsey Graham if the Geriatric Old Plotters put him up.


38 posted on 11/13/2012 7:08:38 AM PST by Psalm 144 ("I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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