Still don’t understand why Romney didn’t demand a recount.
Yes, it could leave one to think ‘was he in it to win it’?
“Meh” outweighed ABO in too many people’s minds.
Exactly. My first reaction was that Romney lost because he was a lousy candidate, even less inspiring than McCain. But there was clear evidence of massive vote cheating in several swing states such as Pennsylvania and Florida. I suspect that if the count had been honest, Romney would have won.
But it's not entirely a matter of either/or. Massive vote cheating was only to be expected, with clinton having set the precedent (not to mention JFK and LBJ) and Obama clearly even worse than clinton. The only way to win was to take a strong stand and win massively, with too many votes to counteract even with vote cheating at the level of 3 or 4 million, which is probably what it all added up to. Just like Palin won the governorship in Alaska against two corrupt machines, Democrat and Republican.
Certainly Romney conceded too soon, and failed to stand up for his base. Even before the polls closed, the cheating was evident. And those districts where Obama won with 99% of the vote, and with more votes than registered voters, hardly could be defended.
I thought Romney ran because he felt ENTITLED to the job as a Mormon Bishop with a planet almost in his hands. But he behaved more as if his job was to cut off the conservative candidates at the knees with lying ads, and then cave in to Obama. Who was NOT a strong candidate. Obama had nothing to recommend him but race, welfare dependency, liberal idiocy, and corrupt cheating at the polls.
Could be any number of reasons.
It was because Mitt Romney is a gentleman, doncha know, and gentlemen do not accuse others of base behavior.
The biggest, and most glaring failure, was that Mitt did not keep his base together. A number of the more conservative voters, that turned out for Sarah Palin in 2008, either stayed home or undervoted on the ballot when it came to a Presidential preference.
Paul Ryan probably kept Romney from being thrown into an even greater rout, but he couldn’t carry the freight by himself.