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Hispanic outreach: Mitt Romney’s largest error from 2012
CNN ^ | 9/27/2013 | Bryan Koenig

Posted on 09/30/2013 8:43:19 AM PDT by dirtboy

CNN) – Mitt Romney has had some time to reflect on what went wrong last November. His main conclusion: the Hispanic community didn’t understand his immigration stance well enough.

"The largest strategic error was not investing sufficiently, particularly in Hispanic TV and Hispanic outreach to help Hispanic voters understand that ours is the party of opportunity," Romney told CNN’s Jake Tapper of the lesson to be learned for GOP presidential campaigns of the future.

Romney lost the Hispanic vote by 40%, a loss seen to be in large part spurred by the perception of the Republican Party as antithetical to immigration reform.

"I think my position and the position of our party is not well understood at the Hispanic community," said Romney. "I want to see immigration reform. I said that during the campaign. I want to make sure we have a legal immigration system that brings, in my view, more people legally to our country. I'd like to do that."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


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Where do you even begin in ripping this one apart?
1 posted on 09/30/2013 8:43:20 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

What an idiot. He could have won 70% of the Hispanic vote and still lost the election. I guess he missed this revelation during his post-election stupor. The more he talks the more we learn what a flawed candidate was put up against the Marxist.


2 posted on 09/30/2013 8:46:00 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: dirtboy

The reason he lost was his failure to outreach to the republican party. We all thought he was the democrat.


3 posted on 09/30/2013 8:51:44 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: BlueStateRightist

Romney lost because he is a squish. The one thing that could have beaten Obama (opposition to Obamacare) the GOPe puts the worst possible candidate up against Obama.

Herman. Cain would have cleaned Obamas clock.


4 posted on 09/30/2013 8:52:33 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: dirtboy

Hey, I’ve got an idea, let’s start taking advice from liberals.


5 posted on 09/30/2013 8:53:19 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: dirtboy

Gov. Romney was the weakest possible candidate against Obama in particular.... for no other reason that Romneycare. He did attempt to explain that (state’s rights versus limited federalism, plus his promise to end Obamacare if elected President). But, it still was a very, very difficult sell ... a bit sophisticated for a mass audience, perhaps?

Even more fundamentally, perhaps, Romney did not do much with the key issues he had, issues millions of Americans were extremely concerned about... issues about Obama’s policies, attitudes, values, and yes basic identity too.

What kind of campaign is it that shies away from, barely even mentions, the opponent’s record in office?

This is even worse that McCain throwing his election by never questioning the lack of experience of his opponent in 2008.

I conclude that the R party has been deliberately “throwing” its election campaigns...


6 posted on 09/30/2013 8:53:22 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er)
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To: dirtboy
Romney lost when he failed to press an attack on Odumbo’s Benghazi disaster. He reveled has lack of a sack to millions of voters who stayed home.
7 posted on 09/30/2013 8:57:45 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: dirtboy

Obama and Democrats were able to frame Romney as an out of touch plutocrat. With the eager assistance of the mass media. This lead to millions of guys sitting out the election. They were never going to vote for JugEars but they took a pass on Romney too


8 posted on 09/30/2013 9:01:00 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dirtboy

Women decide elections. Also, throw in that white males stayed home in 2012.


9 posted on 09/30/2013 9:02:55 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: dirtboy
There are two groups of Hispanics. The first group, by and large, came here legally, works hard, pays taxes and doesn't put "Hispanic" at the center of their universe. It is part of their heritage in much the same way that Scott-Irish, English, German, Italian, etc. is part of the heritage of their fellow Americans. Accordingly, their concerns and voting behavior differ very little from that of their fellow Americans. They may appreciate a little outreach much like Americans of Irish descent may appreciate the local politicians marching in the St. Patrick's Day parade. But they don't look for "special" stuff because they don't need to-- they earn it.

The second group (which is growing larger and diluting the vote of the first group), not only wants but expects "special" stuff, namely free stuff paid for by the rest of us. They are led by La Raza, Maldef, the Democrat party and other brown KKK groups. Some of them may work hard until they find out it pays better to work the system like certain other better established ethnic groups whom it isn't polite to name.

IOW, they are always going to prefer a hard core Marxist like Obama over a soft-core socialist like Romney because they understand the Marxist will always give them more free stuff than the soft-core socialist.

It ain't rocket science and no amount of Hispandering by the soft-core socialist will ever change that.

10 posted on 09/30/2013 9:03:11 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: dirtboy
Hispanic outreach Romneycare: Mitt Romney’s largest error from 2012

Fixed it

11 posted on 09/30/2013 9:03:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: dennisw
Don't forget the role of the enemedia. A soft-core socialist who had worked all too well with Democrats in Massachusetts was suddenly transformed into a right-wing extremist and the sheeple narrowly, but still convincingly bought the lie.

It convinced me that the majority of the American voters are nothing more than sheeple on the national level who will do as they are told.

It was the equivalent of Lot offering his virgin daughters to the men of Sodom to protect the holy men in his household and the men of Sodom refused the offer.

12 posted on 09/30/2013 9:09:39 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: dirtboy

I noticed that the day after the election the term “self deport” suddenly became politically incorrect.


13 posted on 09/30/2013 9:10:29 AM PDT by Riverine
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To: dennisw
Ah ... Um .... Romney "framed" himself as a government-growing statist on the same page as the Democrats on the key issues of gay "rights," the environmentalist agenda, abortion, activist liberal judges, and nationalized health care. It is on record.

I can think of at least TWO life-long Republicans who did the equivalent of "sitting out the election" not because of what the mass media did, but because of what ROMNEY did.

It's wrong to blame Romney's loss on the media. Romney lost because he was amoral, and morality is destiny. American conservatives are still a moral enough people to have rejected him even at the price of getting Obama as a consequence. Voting for Romney would have meant voting FOR homosexual outreach to children, voting FOR nationalized health care, voting FOR pro-abortion thinking, and voting FOR environmentalist tyranny. There was no such thing as voting "against."

That is why Romney lost -- on balance, Americans were too smart and too moral to vote FOR a candidate who would have acted against America's fiscal and moral interests.

14 posted on 09/30/2013 9:19:32 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: dirtboy

Start with the fact that Obama got 10,000,000 less votes than the first time, but Romney couldn’t draw as many votes as McCain got. Nothing to do with Hispanics here. Just a lot of Republicans with RINO fatigue.


15 posted on 09/30/2013 9:25:26 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: dirtboy

Ah, so the excrement sandwich was supposed to be hot, and open faced!!!

Yep - that would have made the menu so much more appealing!


16 posted on 09/30/2013 9:33:23 AM PDT by MortMan (Disarming the sheep only emboldens the wolves.)
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Ho, Mitt! What about the 4 million conservatives you failed to recognize and who failed to show up to vote for you? Stupid candidate/stupid handlers/loser.

vaudine

17 posted on 09/30/2013 9:42:29 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: Finny

Romney was a lot less statist than Obama so I voted for him while you sat on your butt. Democrats will say (about you) objective achieved! They knew millions of guys like you would never vote for Obama so they got you all to do the next best thing


18 posted on 09/30/2013 9:53:10 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Vigilanteman

Stalin, Mao, Hitler all knew how valuable it is to have a state propaganda machine at their disposal. Obama and Democrats have the next best thing. A flunky media that dutifully spreads Democrat propaganda verbatim while withholding and distorting the Republican messaging. Democrat messaging always gets out....you know it when you hear 10 Democrat shitheads in media or Congress using the same buzzwords and buzz phrases about a certain political situation.

Dems are doing this right now on the 0-Care defunding and the raising of the debt limit. Using theatrical language such as calling Ted Cruz and his supporters anarchists and holding the American people hostage.

Media control is very important given how miseducated and sheeple like Americans are these days. It’s actually mind control. Democrats are conditioning Americans with constant repetition of buzz words and buzz phrases. These are like the sloganeering of the Russian commies in their heyday


19 posted on 09/30/2013 10:03:09 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dirtboy
Mitt Romney’s largest error from 2012...

...was running for president.

20 posted on 09/30/2013 10:29:24 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: dennisw
Two truisms stand out:
  1. Pravda actually provided a more balanced view than our mainstream media because they dared criticize the politburo once in awhile.
  2. When given a choice between a Democrat and a near equally bad Republican, vote for the Republican anyway because at least the press will hold them accountable.

21 posted on 09/30/2013 11:17:01 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: dirtboy

The most politically tone-deaf Presidential candidate, ever.


22 posted on 09/30/2013 11:17:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dirtboy

This race was lost as soon as Zero’s ringer was nominated.


23 posted on 09/30/2013 1:40:29 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: dennisw; All
No, Dennis, YOU VOTED TO INCREASE LIBERALISM IN BOTH PARTIES. Period. That is a fact.

I voted to weaken whichever statist candidate won -- I voted third party for the express purpose of reducing the winner's popular mandate.

And as for your assertion that Romney was "a lot less statist than Obama," I challenge you to back that up with data. Show me exactly where Romney has acted (not spoken with empty promises, but his RECORD) in a less statist way. I DID MY DUE DILIGENCE on Romney and know that he is every bit as much a statist as Obama.

YOU VOTED FOR MORE LIBERALISM AND MORE GOVERNMENT TYRANNY. Period. A hard cold fact no matter how you rationalize that it was the mathematical fallacy of voting "against" Obama. I am grateful to God that your candidate Romney lost. And if you tell me "he wasn't my candidate," there again, you are kidding yourself: If you voted for him and if you encouraged others to vote for him, then Romney was your candidate.

You were manipulated by fear and panic and hysteria to vote against your own and America's moral and fiscal interests. Fear and self-deceit got you to ask for the Republican party and America to be headed by a stone-cold statist government tyrant who was pro state-run health care, pro global warming, pro abortion, pro forcing homosexual acceptance on people and businesses and youth groups and schools, and pro activist judges. YOU CAN LOOK IT UP. I did, and that is why I voted third party and it's why I am thankful to God that Romney lost.

24 posted on 10/01/2013 8:04:45 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: dennisw
How important is "media control" when the majority of Americans think the media is full of crap?

You are a defeatist with guts like water.

25 posted on 10/01/2013 8:11:30 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Finny

You are on an libertarian emotional overload. Being a true believer you are too blinded to see that Obama is an ultra statist (lame and hackneyed usage by the way) just going by 0-Care which is a Federal power grab to take over 1/6th of the economy. Romney would have found ways to delay 0-Care and greatly modify it until it could be dumped, all or most of it.

Seen any false flag operations recently? (another overused lame expression coming from libertarians and Paulites)


26 posted on 10/01/2013 9:46:14 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Finny

Democrats use the media to train, to condition the low information voters to react like Pavlov’s dogs and train them what to think. You are a high information voter. Only problem is, it is the wrong information


27 posted on 10/01/2013 9:49:16 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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