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The Message Romney Missed
Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Brent Bozell

Posted on 11/21/2012 6:23:35 AM PST by Kaslin

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1 posted on 11/21/2012 6:23:36 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
If only Mitt Romney had embraced Reagan's vision and philosophy and record and pitted it against Obama's on all counts.

Equally likely: if only he'd managed to transmute base elements into gold, or to fly. ;)

2 posted on 11/21/2012 6:25:29 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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So what went wrong? Let me add my analysis. Three words: Message. Messenger. Messaging.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 6:31:01 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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4 words did Romney in...

'You didn't buld that..'

These four words spoken in Obama's own words should have been the centerpiece of every ad on TV and radio form the R/R campaign in the last two weeks up to the election, but nothing...crickets.

4 posted on 11/21/2012 6:40:02 AM PST by Fedupwithit (You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Since the election was out and out stolen from the Stupid Party (and I do mean “Stupid”), there’s nothing that Mitt could’ve done. And since the Stupid Party is doing absolutely nothing about the stolen election, then we’re all in some serious trouble.

The sock puppet living in our White House and his rather rotund wife get to stare at us for 4 more years, at which time the rotund half of this marriage will run and surely win election and then re-election.

So, the muslim, Kenyan-born impostor and his clan will be in our White House for at least 12 more years.

Thank you very much spineless and gutless and incompetent Stupid Party!


5 posted on 11/21/2012 6:42:15 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Kaslin

I know a young woman who voted Obama because she was afraid Mitt would sign an anti-abortion amendment into law. I told her she’d been tricked.

But that’s the sort of thing the Obama campaign kept circulating. They used all the forms of communication available to them to spread ideas like the War On Women.

Pubbies can’t get that type of bandwidth.


6 posted on 11/21/2012 6:46:09 AM PST by DBrow
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7 posted on 11/21/2012 6:48:15 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Kaslin

In four years when unemployment is 15%, gasoline is pushing $6 per gallon and rationed, electric costs have many people shivering or sweltering in their darkened homes and businesses and terrorists attacks in the US are as common as IED bombings were in Iraq and Afghanistan, perhaps the GOP will find someone other than a moderate RINO to run for POTUS. That assumes of course that we still have free elections, talk radio and Fox News haven’t been censored and that Obama hasn’t declared himself president for life. Sadly I feel November 6, 2012 may be the last free election we will see in the US for a long time.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 6:51:38 AM PST by The Great RJ
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Romney lost 55% of the women, 60% of the 18-19 year olds, 71% of Latino voters, 93% of blacks, 100% of the dead voters, 100% of virtual voters and 100% of multiple voters.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 7:05:32 AM PST by Iron Munro (Romney lost the)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

The culture of the country has changed so much that I’m not sure Reagan could have won. The populace is largely ignorant, political correctness is rampant, the country is economically weak, and we now hava a totally corrupt media propaganda machine dictating the daily liberal narrative. IMO only a severe economic depression is going to wake people up and alter our course.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 7:06:55 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Kaslin

I’m still sad that Romney won’t be our next president. He’d have been a great one. There were just too many handout recipients out there that voted for the Obama-mainstream-media team.


11 posted on 11/21/2012 7:24:38 AM PST by cymbeline
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To: Starboard

I agree with you on that. In fact, a propaganda illustration of Reagan is rampant among many of the people I have known. Plenty of the people at a place I used to work, many of whom are union workers, expressed belief that Reagan was a homophobic, racist, anti-abortion, deficit-running, big business sympathizer. Yet this same president allowed many big banks and businesses to fail as president, something even libertarians like Ron Paul and Andrew Napolitano give him credit for, signed an abortion law as governor of CA under the premise that he would reduce abortions, when in fact it didn’t (which would give him the label of flip-flopper), and then he campaigned for a CA proposition to allow homosexual teachers to be open about their sexuality in the public schools. If anything, Reagan is actually more similar than most people would like to admit him being to none other than Romney. However, the propaganda machine is at work, and leftists will create lies andf distortions, much less stubbornly believe them, when mos ton the right refuse to stoop close to such an equivalent. You’re right, it’s certainly not 1980 anymore, but what’s worse, the propaganda machine has such an awful reach, and such a perverse distortion of reality, that there was little, if anything, to be done. However, the GOP could do more than let their candidates do all the running for office. And frankly, it’s irrational to expect a presidential candidate, regardless of how conservative, moderate, or liberal he/she is, to effectively fight for election on his/her own anymore.


12 posted on 11/21/2012 7:29:14 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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How can conservatives indicate a vote of “no confidence?” One way would be to simply not participate in the entire meaningless dog and pony show that our elections have become. Let the post election records show that 45-50% of the voters did not show up at the polls. That certainly would get some attention.

The other choice is to establish an unapologetically conservative third party. It’s being done in Europe where people are waking too late to the fact that Muslims are taking over their countries. The Leftist media hates these parties for their “right wing” ideas....but those parties are growing as the last resort for the voters who see the destruction of their societies.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 7:31:36 AM PST by txrefugee
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That, and massive voter fraud. How is it possible to get zero votes in some areas, get 141% of registered voters voting in others? America has been taken over by the goons.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 7:58:32 AM PST by kiltie65
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To: txrefugee; All
Conservatives had four years to find a candidate to beat Romney for the nomination. It didn't happen.

Even with all the choices available, there was never a consensus, never a push for one candidate. None was ever pure enough. Romney outlasted them all. Reagan wouldn't be the nominee.

You think somehow you can start a successful third-party based on a repeatedly disorganized, self-defeating subsection of the second party?

Why not recruit one of the 30 GOP governors or 40-some Senators. There's even former office holders. Surely even ONE of them is conservative enough.

What we know it incumbents are hard to beat. Obama had his "historical nature" on top of that. He ran a campaign of demonization while begging for a Mulligan. More voters blame Bush than Obama for the economy even after four years. Voters late-30s and younger don't remember the Reagan recovery. They remember "Clinton prosperity" and the Bush wars and economic melt down.

Bush may end up nationally what Pete Wilson was to CA: twice elected but ultimately poisonous to the party brand.

15 posted on 11/21/2012 8:40:17 AM PST by newzjunkey
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Even with all the choices available, there was never a consensus, never a push for one candidate. None was ever pure enough. Romney outlasted them all.

Pure?!?!?!? Hell I would have settled for mediocre.

16 posted on 11/21/2012 8:41:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: DBrow

Republicans/conservatives/pro-lifers in politics (emphasis- in politics)need to be wise as serpent and go on the offensive. Do not get goaded into talking about hypotheticals (See Murdock et al). Focus on the law. SAY:
YOUR SIDE WON. ELECTIVE ABORTIONS ARE THE LAW OF THE LAND. WHY IS YOUR SIDE TRYING TO MAKE INFANTICIDE LEGAL?


17 posted on 11/21/2012 9:24:07 AM PST by madameguinot
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To: Starboard

Reagan would have easily won, any decent candidate would have.

Romney was a person who didn’t even belong in the party, a failed Massachusetts Governor, who left office with 34% approval, Obamacare and gay marriage as his only legacy.

What did a sane person expect.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 10:02:26 AM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: newzjunkey
What we know it incumbents are hard to beat.

Not when they are Jimmy Carter and as disastrous as Obama, whose voters stayed home by the millions.

The concern is, has Romney destroyed the republican brand.

Running the white version of Obama, with his Romneycare, and homosexual agenda, leadership in a non-Christian cult, his pro-abortion, anti-gun, liberalism, and a 20 history of defeat and lack of success in politics, was a mistake of potentially fatal proportions for conservatism.

19 posted on 11/21/2012 10:11:51 AM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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Reagan would have easily won
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Do you think a “shining city on the hill” would have resonated with the illiterati? Not at all; they could care less about high minded ideals. They just want hand outs and the candidate that promises the most government largesse wins. That’s where we are right now.


20 posted on 11/21/2012 1:11:27 PM PST by Starboard
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