Skip to comments.Why Mitt Romney Lost
Posted on 11/07/2012 3:31:00 PM PST by all the best
It was the worst of times and the worst of times.
With the 2012 election results in, there are no short- or even medium-term "silver linings" for Republicans.
President Barack Obama has won a decisive victory and the GOP, expecting to gain Senate seats, actually had a net loss of three.
The "morning after" will bring the expected explanations and after-game quarterbacking. Still, it is important that the GOP understand why we lost this one in hopes of future victory.
Perhaps the easy explanation is that two hurricanes and two betrayals by Chris Christie killed Mitt Romney's chances.
The first hurricane was Isaac, the one that skirted Tampa in late August during the Republican convention. That one seriously disrupted the official schedule.
GOP star Marco Rubio who gave the best speech of the convention was bumped off prime-time TV coverage, and so was the video biography "introducing" Mitt to the nation.
Aging actor Clint Eastwood was scrambled into the schedule to offer a funny but often incoherent monologue with an empty chair. He stole Mitt's show. And prime-time keynoter Chris Christie barely mentioned the nominee or Obama in a speech that sounded like the New Jersey governor was pumping his re-election.
The ground lost in Tampa wasn't regained until the first debate in Denver, when Romney shined. It was the first, best, and last time he would really sparkle.
As a result of the debates, by late October polls showed that Romney was finally beginning to see a surge.
Then the second hurricane, Sandy, struck on Oct. 29. The campaign went into freeze mode while Obama swung into commander in chief mode. Romney's surge was suddenly frozen too.
It was perfectly fine for Chris Christie to join with Obama in the wake of the crisis. But...
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Remember the way we felt on 9/11? That just how I feel now. America as a nation is no more.
Thats all Obama brought.
Hard to understand why, Romney ran a much better campaign than McCain?
yhe lost because republicans didn’t show up to vote. All of those things may have affected the percentagevote of those who showed up, but if McCain voters show up, we win. WTF were they?
1. Paul Ryan. - BS. The loss was entirely Romney’s fault.
Romney thought he was ENTITLED and could sit back.
2. The Ryan Plan. - BS
3. The Myth of a Base Election. - BS
Romney thought he was ENTITLED and could sit back
and not continuously stoke the conservative base.
We can blame our situation on the Establishment, on the nominee, on the storm, on several things...but the MAIN reason we are in this mess is because of all of our choices.
Men have forgotten God; thats why all this has happened. ... Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Until we come to the place of GREAT repentance on the part of the majority of this nation, we will see an increasingly worse scenario. The CHANGE that is really needed is SPIRITUAL. History teaches this. The Sacred Scriptures teach this. Why do we have to learn this the hard way?
They want free stuff.
We can’t outspend them.
- a dumbed-down, union-educated, Hollywood loving population
- more people taking rather than producing
- a corrupt media carrying the liberal message
- years of socialist teachers, colleges, universities has finally come to fruition
- a strong faith in God is dimishing in the population, leaving them like sails in the wind, falling for anything.
He lost because he didn’t get enuff votes.
Thats pretty basic.
He got less votes than John McCain.
Why that happened has to do with stupid conservatives too proud to vote for him and a greater than expected turnout by zero voters...ie: there was no enthusiasm gap.
Time to be done with the agonizing and go to underground warfare.
Fight every directive and give a hearty phuk yew to any demand on your person wallet or activity.
SKRU these leftist azholes.
D turnout was severly depressed too. Romney needed to do the “rock star” thing and get on all of the low information voter shows like the view, letterman, the daily show, MTV etc. The typical schlub didn’t even know who he was. McCain has little personality and he manages to do this. Bush even got kissed by Oprah. That is how you get these couch potatoes off their asses to vote brohans; and you can take that to the bank!
“Hard to understand why, Romney ran a much better campaign than McCain? “
Because he wasn’t perfect or pure enough for them. They are the Akin/Mourdock voters.
Sorry but this all boils down to demographics. The national Dems have been building a national majority coalition for years and I think it reached a tipping point when you have a D+6 majority showing up to vote this election.Four years from now the demographic picture will be even worse after a comprehensive immigration reform bill is passed to expand their majorities. The Republicans will press further leftward to pander to these constituent groups until the only 2 choices for a voter will be left and lefter.
Romney lost because he was chosen to lose. The democrats knew exactly who they wanted to run against and systematically eliminated each candidate. They had Romneys number for 4 years.
A sitting President went before the nation in one of the most watched debates ever, scratched his butt, acted like a petulant child and had the moderators hold his hand and tell him it was ok.
And no one cared. at that point it was over.
You can say it was abortion, gay marriage, or pick any social issue. Americans are too stupid and spoiled to understand what’s important to them. The Democrats made this about social issues and Romney because it is simple for the simpleminded to comprehend.
Romney told us what was wrong wth this country and gave us a plan on how he was going to fix it. Problem was no one could understand what he was saying.
Telling the truth is very complicated. Lying is easy.
The moochers now outnumber us.
And that’s not going to get any better.
8 points of utter garbage and nonsense.
If this is the great thinking on our side it’s no wonder we lost last night.
Zero was down several million votes from 2008. If our guys show up we get the landslide. The problem with the Morris/Rasmussen/Gallup model was not undersampled D, but oversampled R. All Riomey had to do was draw McCain voters to the polls.
“Romney thought he was ENTITLED and could sit back
and not continuously stoke the conservative base.”
hmm I don’t have to be coddled and stroked. Give me Akin or Romney and I’ll vote for either of them. No questions asked.
The candidates have to do their part, yes, but part of the problem is that Republican voters feel just as entitled as the candidates.
so conservatives would rather have had four more years of Obama and all of the bad things that will come with that?