a weak, moderate candidate hand-picked by the country club elite Republican establishment.
They didnt see a clear distinction so they went with what they know, she said of voters.
Romney was a fine candidate. He worked as hard as any candidate ever has and would have been a fine president. It is our own parties fault that he lost, republicans did not show up and vote, period
Actually, I don’t think Romney was bad, but Obama waged one of the most vile and evil campaigns in modern history.
It was the War on Women, Big Bird, the class warfare, the birth control and abortion BS, the Bain Capital slurs, the 47% ads, and 6 months of negative advertising.
Honestly, maybe Romney’s problem was that he didn’t trust that the gutter politics would work.
I thought the American people were smarter than that, so both Romney and I got it wrong.
You guys are living in a fantasy world! Forget politics. Start enjoying your life. It's going to be a short bumpy ride to the cemetery. Golf, booze and sex pal! This country is over! El finite!
I heard the same thing in CA for over a decade and the CA GOP is now officially irrelevant. It controls not a single statewide office and the Democrats have just achieved supermajorities in both houses of the legislature.
These know-nothing commenters want to follow that model into oblivion on the national level. They are insane and must be opposed as fiercely as the Democrats if not more so because if they are not stopped from destroying the Republican Party there will be no opposition to national Democrats in our lifetime.
Conservatives are upset, huh? What? All 6 of them(outside FR).
very old Richard Viguerie: a veteran of the Reagan revolution.
And a very smart guy.
But Richard, which one these failed candidates was your creation yesterday? Didja get any winners? Anywhere?
Nobody? And now ya wanna take over?
We fell in line like good soldiers, and now its time to either take control or take a hike.
I have said several times that, if Romney lost against the worst president in my lifetime, the GOP would split.
I think another tea rebellion is in the offing.
Can they at least be politically savvy Conservatives?
If it’s anything like this joint there will be a dozen different conservative groups trying to take over the GOP, each shrieking that the others are all RINO’s and whaling away at each other until they collapse of exhaustion.
I got news for them. Those WERE his principles.
Yeah...I guess Romney won the primary because Newt, Santorum, Bachmann and Perry were all so much less conservative than he.
The ideas in this article make little sense.
We’re going to hear a lot of crap from all sides in the coming weeks. For crying out loud, I heard on the radio news this afternoon that “people are already begging Chris Christie to run for President in 2016.” Yeah...I just bet they are.
Then there’s a whole contingent blaming conservative social values. And there’s yet another contingent blaming it on Republicans alienating Hispanics.
Right now it’s all crap, sound and fury signifying nothing. I think it will be awhile before we truly understand how/why this happened. In the meantime, people are vulnerable to having their emotions manipulated. It’s a perfect time to be very careful what we give credence to.
Folks are starting to wake up. Too bad they didn’t do so about ten months ago. (sigh)
What was the final vote count, and percentages? I worked late on Tuesday and didn’t watch ANY of the election wrap up. When I started reading on FR that the networks were calling the election for Obama, I just got disgusted and went to bed.
Why bother? The Republican brand looks moribund.
MiTT had more than a couple chances to slam one over the fence.. as did quite a few Senate candidates, but NOOooo.. sometimes being polite and forthright is not the best strategy.. they should have brought their shovels.
I don’t think any of the other Republican primary candidates could have done what Romney did to Obama during that first debate.
Yeah, that will certainly chip into the 75% Latino and 92+% black vote. We are totally f’d if we go that route.
I suspect that the election was lost because of two very icky and very dark factors...
1. Vote fraud and vote suppression. Why, for example, were deployed military not given every chance to vote? (One hopes that this question gets directed to Obama's chum, Panetta). One suspects that Justice will ignore every valid claim (remember the New Black Panther Party, here).
2. Constant, continuous, continual, and perpetual pot-banging support from the major "news" and entertainment media. From (I suspect) compromised debate questions to non-stop Obama puff pieces, and equally non-stop Romney hit pieces. For pity sake, there are voting citizens (millions of them) who have not heard of Mister Obama's (again, one suspects) impeachment-worthy handling of Benghazi, and it's aftermath, among dozens of other spiked stories.