I will never give those traitorous Obama-voters-by-default any excuse for what they did. Those idiots are being turned out of their jobs by the thousands right now. But at least they got to make their statement against the rich guy by staying home and not voting for him.
It's not an excuse. It's just reality. Presidential elections, at least since suffrage, have always been won more on a candidate's personality and likability than on issues. We do have to be strategic in selecting our nominees so that they pass that test. Romney never did and it was understood and stated by many observers during the primary.
Absolutely, the ignorant electorate is a problem and they deserve blame for that. But that's a problem we should all be well aware of and strategize around if we want to win. So we deserve blame for not doing that.
Also, this is not so much about Romney being rich, but about his out-of-touch personality and him not having a compelling life story for how he made his riches that people could relate to. Trump might have had other problems as a candidate, but he is a rich guy that people could relate to on the drinking buddy level. Romney is just the Republican version of John Kerry.
Get used to the fact that unless and until the spineless, brainless, unprincipled elitists who have absolute contempt for GOP rank and file views on social issues, military issues, foreign policy issues and for people of modest means, have the door slammed in their smug $$$ faces permanently when it comes to GOP nominations for POTUS, US Senate and other offices, the GOP is headed for the same fate as its $$$$$ obsessed predecessors of the Federalist and Whig parties.
If "the rich guy" cannot demonstrate the slightest shred of evidence that he has a clue about anything but the care and feeding of Muffy's trust fund, why should ANYONE vote for him????? Except, of course, for Muffy?
Politics is a contact sport. The polo players and the Junior Leaguers and their ilk will stop at nothing to try and keep control of the GOP (their ancestral party which they feel entitled by birth to control forever since great great grandpa Ebenezer fought for Abe Lincoln in the Civil War before making the family fortune by founding Amalgamated Veeblefritzer). They express knee jerk embarrassment over any Republican who is credibly pro-life, pro-family, anti-fudgepacking posing as "marriage," pro-gun, pro-military, aggressively oriented in foreign policy, etc. They hide their feminazi female relatives in the attic lest we catch on to the social issue revolutionary attitude that is wall to wall in their rarified snobby social set. They essentially agree with Obama on everything but their own tax rates. And WE are supposed to be foot soldiers in their endless quest for nothing better than favorable tax treatment of the spoiled and wealthy????
No sale. Now or ever. This year is the first time in any POTUS election since 1968 that I have EVER failed to vote GOP. If they keep on nominating the likes of McCain, Bush the Elder, Dole, Romney and their establishmentarian imbeciles, I won't vote for any more of them either. If you are motivated by your tax rates, tooo baaaaaad! Pay more until you are prepared to honor the ENTIRE GOP agenda. 55+ million dead babies, sliced, diced and hamburgerized while the GOP-E yawns is more than enough. If the GOP does not create a wall-to-wall Senate firewall to prevent Obozo from getting ANY more SCOTUS nominees ratified, then it is time for a third party of populist economic views and absolutely rigid conservatism on everything else (i.e. everything that really matters).
An actual conservative voting for the likes of Romney is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.
And you have the gilt-edged nerve to attack those conservatives who could not stomach your crumby excuse for a candidate: "traitorous Obama-voters-by-default???????" How about a political party can only EARN the loyalty of its voters by saying (in the platform) what it MEANS and MEANING (in candidate performance) what it says. No more mere lip service. Comply or suffer as a party. If your party is nothing better than a pale pastel copy of Obozo's political party (Myth is like Obozo only an infinitesimal smidgeon to his right---sometimes), needn't expect much loyalty from the rank and file. You want treason??? If you were enthusiastic for his Smug Elitist Brainlessness, look in the mirror!