Skip to comments.Why Mitt Romney Lost
Posted on 11/07/2012 4:49:37 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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.
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Pardon my blunt assessment...
Likely because he’s a heretical liberal and many sincere Christians and conservatives stayed home and answered to God and their values rather than country.
Ryan was a mistake. He spearheaded an attack on Medicare. I think Medicare needs to be abolished along with Social Security, but in the real world, Medicare is the Third Rail. Touch it and you die. In essence, Romney’s campaign took on Bush’s baggage from suggesting Social Security privatization *before* even winning an election. I’d argue that the 2006 election wipeout was a direct consequence of Bush’s bright idea.
STENCH FROM THE TRENCH. 14,000,000 fewer voters this election than in 2008. But nearly every report I read from people voting talked about LARGE CROWDS, LONG WAITING PERIODS and THE LONGEST LINES MANY HAD EVER SEEN. Something SMELLS AWFUL FISHY because those two things don’t add up.
Pure groupthink. Romney does his final event in NH in an auditorium with 10,000 capacity. He fills it up and conservatives think he's got the air of a winner. Obama fills half of a 20K arena, and conservatives think that shows he's on the way out. But both of them have roughly the same number of people in the audience.
Maybe something along the lines of ‘forgetting to count California’ in the unemployment numbers?
I agree, something’s going on.
2006 was mostly about GOP spending, Katrina, Iraq, Abramoff, and Mark Foley.
Romney got less votes than McCain. Had he mobilized what even a moderate McCain managed to mobilize, Romney would have won. So the big story is that Romney lost because he was not able to mobilize enough of GOP base, that more GOP-leaning people got turned off and sat out this election. May be it had to do with Romney being a Mormon or not being conservative enough. A couple point shift and results could have been vastly different.
I think it was three factors that caused Romney’s defeat:
(1) We held on to most of our GOP Congressional seats. The losers lost because they were too conservative for their districts. A UPI poll indicated that 10% of evangelicals said they wouldn’t vote for a Mormon. That took him out in FL where he lost by tens of thousands of votes.
(2) Romney’s editorial about opposing the auto bailout took him out in the Rust Belt states. That was why Bush supported the bailout - a lifetime in politics taught him elementary electoral math that Romney never had the chance to learn - one of the Rust Belt states (Ohio) provided his margin of victory in both 2000 and 2004.
(3) Selecting Ryan turned off just enough people concerned about Medicare that he lost in places where he might have won, like NH and FL. Remember, we don’t get to define ourselves. Any Republican pol who mentions the words “Medicare” and “reform” in the same sentence without also mentioning the word “oppose” is pointing a loaded gun at his own head, politically-speaking.
One way or another, this nation was becoming more corrupt in the electorate. People know the fact that the free handouts can only go so long(until the lenders feel done at an unknown time). Like any procrastinator, however, the reasoning is “just not tommorrow”. My honest assessment is that the electorate get what they were asking for, and reap the results. I personally see the very real possibility that voter fraud happened. But there has to be the point where you just say, like my little brother before burning his finger,” you’ve been warned, but have it your way.” Honest, let them have it and live a happy life as moral religious people, and offer the charity and invitations to the Grinches of society. God has a plan, and even if we lose it in the political arena, values will either make or break America in time. And we don’t depend on the success of the political system.
I agree. It’s especially obvious when you look at the county map. Look at PA. It’s totally red except for Philly.
The Big Ears events really were sparsely attended, but the Acorns of this world knew that was not what counted. What counted was the main poll. THAT is where they patiently beat the small b bushes and got the Crowds Of Zombie Voters.
No, the Republicans have to become more diverse in order to win a Presidential election. When I saw rally after Romney rally with a backdrop of white faces, I knew it was a mistake. Republicans need to find a way to attract Hispanic and Asian voters.
If it weren’t for the Hispanic voters, Romney could have won a couple of states.
FRAUD....let me tell you why.....in OREGON True The Vote 2000 registered Voters on the voter rolls whose address was a Homeless Shelter, that didn’t receive mail....2000 here, 1000 there, 500 over there....multiply that by all the precincts....and guess what???
Back during the summer, Rupert Murdoch (chairman-NewsCorp), Donald Trump (real estate mogul), and Jack Welch (past CEO GE) all said seperately that WMR's campaign staff was seriously deficient.
“True the Vote FOUND 2000 registered voters”....