Skip to comments.Why Romney Lost
Posted on 01/28/2013 3:13:10 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota
Conservatives instinctively ground all of their ideas and policies in time-tested philosophies of man and of government. Most successful Republican candidates also paint a picture of what they can do and how their ideas are better than their opponents. This is why people evoke the memory of Ronald Reagan so often; because he is the last Republican candidate for president to conduct his campaign explicitly and consistently within this framework.
During the presidential campaign, Romney did talk about what he could do and what he would do as president, but he never presented his ideas and policies in the context of conservative principles. Nor did he paint a picture of how his ideas and policies would work better than what Obama has done and will do.
Secondly, he almost never drew a conclusion about how his ideas and policies would make a difference in voters' lives. Much the same as a carpenter needs to take a punch and set the nail into the wood so it will sink below the surface, a speaker must set his point in granite by drawing a conclusion that matters to the listeners and to their lives and connects with them clearly and explicitly on an emotional level.
For example, Romney repeatedly promised that he would repeal ObamaCare, but he did not say WHY he would do so. He did not talk about what is wrong with what Obama and the Democrats did when they passed the bill, nor did he explain how the voters' lives would be better with ObamaCare repealed.
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He “Lost” because of massive vote fraud. Do you really believe 98% of blacks voted? Do you really believe Obama won 100% in so many districts? Do you really believe Hispanics who will not approach a government official for help following a Hurricane will march into a government office with proof of where they live to vote?
I disliked the RINO-ness of Romney, but did think that he was a very decent man.
But, agree, he was very much the wrong candidate.
What new is coming from this article?
You can’t be a liberal all your life and then fake being a conservate any more than you can be a muslim all your life and fake being a christian.
To me, Romney’s biggest failure was to not pound obama on all his illegal actions and how they damage the country. But Romney was a big government lib so none of that mattered to him, apparently.
But there is still no doubt that a lot of voter fraud / theft occured.
I do not agree with this article. I think he and Ryan articulated their goals well. What I think was a problem is that we are a dumbed down electorate as a whole and that many were too lazy to vote or even to register to vote on our side.
Many will text for hours but voting and its responsibilities were just too much trouble and time!!! Basically many could not be bothered so we get the President that bought votes and the total government supported voters who didn’t want to rid themselves of hefty benefits they receive monthly.
“He Lost because of massive vote fraud.”
Yup! Romney could have stood on his head, whistling Dixie while juggling plates and it would not have mattered one bit. Going forward, the same thing will happen, for every national election, unless the Reps grow a spine and get their own ‘computer experts’ to undue the Rat fraud.
Mr. RomneyCARE lost because he wanted to.
His goal, as when he attacked Gov.Palin on the
eve of Election 2008, was to stop all conservatives.
Mr. RomneyCARE lost because he already had pocketed
the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ with Rove.
You put your finger on it. It’s possible reublicans will never win another national election. We may be able to do well at the state level though. It’s pretty depressing. no more families with fathers, gay boyscouts. the whole country is falling apart with the only growth: government power.
Romney’s GOTV was such a spectacular failure that it seemed to be sabotaged - intentionally. Democrat vote fraud was as spectacularly successful as it was obvious to anyone paying attention yet Romney and the GOP did nothing to mitigate it and said absolutely nothing in protest of it. IMHO Romney did not lose, he took a dive.
You got that right.
BidenObama, and the vote-crazed Dems will do anything to get illegal votes.....even sacrifice the US Constitution. Florida officials discovered huge hordes of illegals on voters rolls when it called up names from the voter rolls for jury duty. Illegals said they could not serve on juries---b/c they were not citizens.
HYPHENATE SUCKUPS These "hispanic dreamers" are Third World voting blocs organized by salivating federales---conniving pressure groups---pulling a con to get billion dollar foreign aid allocations.
THE "DREAMERS" ARE USING MULTIPLE IDENTITIES----There's loads of parasitic ID brokers selling fake ID's to "impoverished" border violators for several thousand dollars each. Juan Madrigal--the Wash/state rapist--had some 30 identities. Another illegal used multiple identities to bilk UI of several million dollars.
Let's see---two illegals---that equals some 40-50 votes (/snix) Hyphenates united to undermine US ntl secuity for their Third World taskmasters.....(/snix).
Puerto Ricans (stateside)
TIME TO SAVE DEMOCRACY FROM MARAUDING BANDS OF THIRD WORLDERS
When you have the deck stacked against you by a co-opted news media willing to give Obama billions in free campaign advertising in the guise of balanced journalism, little can be said or done to cut through that. We need to get over this idea that we’re playing on a level playing field and a conservative candidate with a compelling vision can win, if only he does and says all the right things and says them well. They can’t, not with a US news media willing to gloss over or cover up every defect, failing and misstep of the Democratic candidate, while holding every syllable uttered by the GOP candidate up for anal probe levels of scrutiny like was done with Romney. Even Reagan would lose in today’s media environment where Republicans are demonized at every turn and a personality cult of Kim Ill Sung levels of fanaticism is being promoted by the MSM.
2012 was the single worst year of a horrible Obama presidency. The ONLY reason Obama survived to be re-elected is because the media got him there. The media covered up disasters and scandals from national security leaks in the spring to make Obama look good for his campaign (impeachable), to Fast & Furious and the absurd exec. privilege claim, to the lies and cover up of Benghazi, to the cover up of the botched federal response to Sandy and the true depths of the economic mess we’re in, inc. falsifying job and employment numbers. Any one of these things would have been used to sink a Republican incumbent by the US news media. For Obama, they covered it all up. A little hard to win when you have that working against you.
When you have an MSM that won’t ask a sitting DEMOCRATIC Senator about an FBI investigation of him having sex with an underage prostitute, plus campaign finance violations, as happened with Sen. Bob Menendez this weekend, how can we really think ANY conservative candidate will be given a fair hearing? As Mark Levin said, when the USSR fell the US inherited its media.
This is much more believable than the Hispanic Voter Myth nonsense spewed by Amnesty Liberals
Scary that the GOP is going to throw themselves in the dustbin of history over Criminal Illegal Aliens....especially when considering that Amnesty Liberal John McCain got only 31% of the Hispanic vote in 2008.....to Romney’s 27% in 2012
As for me, I would prefer that the bubbleheads who spend a lot of time texting not vote. Thank you very much.
It’s exceptionally difficult to win when half of all voters are members of the FSA, and your opponent is Santa Claus.
When you have Public Sector union members - teachers union and SEIU - working for you in all 50 states, you have a big advantage. And they're MOTIVATED.
>TIME TO SAVE DEMOCRACY FROM MARAUDING BANDS OF THIRD WORLDERS<
Way too late.
The marauding bands of third worlders have been pouring in since LBJ and not one president (and that includes Reagan) has tried to put a stop to that. The next president will most likely be a third worlder.
All we’re doing today is rearranging the deckchairs on the U.S. Titanic.
The unions concentrated huge money and man power in 6 or 7 key states which the Rep. could no way could come close to matching.We need more unity to remove the scum.