Skip to comments.The story behind Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential campaign to President Obama.
Posted on 12/24/2012 10:43:51 AM PST by US Navy Vet
It was two weeks before Election Day when Mitt Romneys political director signed a memo that all but ridiculed the notion that the Republican presidential nominee, with his better ground game, could lose the key state of Ohio or the election. The race is unmistakably moving in Mitt Romneys direction, the memo said.
But the claims proved wildly off the mark, a fact embarrassingly underscored when the high-tech voter turnout system that Romney himself called state of the art crashed at the worst moment, on Election Day.
To this day, Romneys aides wonder how it all went so wrong.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
Thankfully, I never see the Boston Glob. Too bad they didn’t let it die a peaceful death a few years ago when it seemed like it was on life support.
Unfortunately, it looks like Freepers were running Romney’s campaign, or that the campaign was listening to Freepers...
Yeah, sure, dipweed. This particular Freeper would not have concocted such an absurd plan for ORCA. So go stuff it, jackass. Maybe you should save your scorn for the idiots who came up with the plan for ORCA in the first place.
To this day, Romneys aides wonder how it all went so wrong.
In my opinion it was the scorched earth campaign he waged against his Republican and “Conservative” opponents in the primary. And when he failed to do the same to President Obama despite the ample ammunition he had available, he purely “ticked” off a huge portion of his so-called, (republican/conservative), base.
They in turn just walked away and refused to vote in the General election. That is how I think he managed to lose.
Kinda hard to win with a lousy candidate and few hard hitting campaign commercials.
And of course, no one will mention the massive voter fraud.
Just as the election eve disclosure of Bush’s long passed DWI arrest cost him the popular vote in 2000 (the difference was only 0.51% of the vote), it is clear that Hurricane Sandy provided the Obama re-election campaign a boost.
Massive, massive election fraud in very key precincts.
RAT voter fraud combined with voter stupidity (stay-home conservatives)
BS. Mitt lost because he made the same deal McCain did to lose.
The stupid voters were the ones who value free stuff over freedom.
Thanks a lot.
The entire primary was a disaster. It went on way too long and way so bitter and negative that everyone hated each other by the end and most people stopped caring about these petty idiots.
There were a few decent candidates, but the field was weak again as it was in 08. Paul Ryan literally was the best person in the entire thing and he wasn’t much of a factor.
Called "cutting off your nose to spite yourself". I am prone to that sin, but I have never done that in an election since I cast my first ballot in 1976. I find it hard to believe that many Republican, or conservative, voters sat this 1 out and pouted at home. The stakes were just too high.
Yes, WMR was the worst/most liberal GOP candidate in my life-time. I continue to detest the man, but I still voted for him to defeat BHO. I agree that the only "fire" WMR displayed in the entire process was during the GOP primary, especially towards Newt Gingrich. And if you recall, he completely kept the TEA Party at arm's length the entire time.
My post-election analysis ...
1. I cannot forget that Rupert Murdoch (chairman-NewsCorp), Donald Trump, and Jack Welch (past CEO-General Electric) all, seperately, spoke up during summer 2012 to warn that MWR's election team was fatally deficient, and that he needed to clean house. MWR did not.
2. I continue to think that the election was stolen in OH 50.1% BHO), VA (50.8% BHO), and FL (50.0% BHO) - all 3 had incumbent GOP governors. NC barely went for WMR (50.6%). Still if OH-VA-FL had gone to MWR, he would only have had 266 electoral votes. He needed another 4 to reach 270. I just don't see where he would have gotten them. The demographics of VA/NC/FL are changing as more immigrants retire from the northeast and relocate to these states. Blacks are returning to the south after decades in the rust belt north. This trend is changing GA and SC's demographics also. Sadly, in all cases, they have brought their lefist politics with them.
3. In the final analysis, I think the country is no longer center-right but left-of-center ... and the prospects for correcting the course are slim and none ... and Slim is packing his bags to leave town.
How many precincts had zero votes for Romney?
Which precinct had seven registered voters and 900 votes for Ubama?
The election was stolen, and the Republicans are too frightened to talk about it.
But I don't know that it really mattered. Romney was declared the nominee before the first primary was held. The other candidates were mere window dressing...to give voters the illusion that their vote really counted. It didn't.
If we don't come up with a truly conservative party next election, I'm not voting. The Republican Party can kiss my derriere. I'm not going to waste my time on a corrupted process where the outcome is pre-determined and the candidates are both liberals.
Yes. His vigorous primary campaigns against Gingrich and Santorum made it look like he could campaign effectively in the General Election but, alas, he 90 percent wimped out. Alas, now we are stuck with 4 more years of this downwards-spiral.
If there was massive fraud, there should be proof. I agree there probably was fraud, but is there proof? If there is proof, then we should be all over this.
The media will never allow the truth to come out. If the government and the media collude and you have a judiciary system infested with liberal idologues, there is virtually nothing that can be done peacefully.
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