Skip to comments.Romney's Defeat Caused by "Extraordinary" Drop in White Male Support[Election Autopsy]
Posted on 12/05/2012 5:36:30 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o
Failed campaign: Mitt Romney's staff found that he lost an 'extraordinary' number of white, male votes during the election - traditionally key supporters of the Republican party
And in another blow, Romneys own campaign manager also admitted that his infamous 47 per cent comment was the epitome of low during the campaign - from which they never recovered.
California as he reflects upon what went wrong. Now Neil Newhouse, his campaign pollster, has begun to sift through the data to determine what the key factors were.
He said that he had to give credit to the Obama campaign for getting out the Latino and African- American vote, and praised the Presidents so-called ground game for being extremely effective. He said: We werent surprised by racial composition; we were surprised by the partisan composition...
The real hidden story here on our side, the number of white men who didnt vote in this election compared to four years ago was extraordinary... And these white men were replaced by white women. We were taking a group we won by 27 points and replacing them with a group we won by 12-14 points.
... In an interview with Talking Points Memo, Romneys campaign manager Matt Rhoades said the candidates 47 per cent comment at a behind closed doors fundraiser became a real problem.
He said that they put in place a five-point plan to rebuild Romneys image but he was unable to recover. Rhoades said that they tried to gin up our surrogate load by sending high-profile Romney supporters across the country to speak to the governors character'. Big speeches were lined up and Romney was asked to speak in front of a podium instead of walking around the stage - but in the end it all came to nothing.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Neil Newhouse, GOP camapaign pollster, says it was Romney's abandonment by "extraordinary" numbers of white male voters.
Crunch numbers. Go figure.
not to mention voter fraud.
but yes the MSM and the Republican establishment saddles us with a moderate ‘democrat’ and then the party wonders why people did not vote...
The freeloaders will always vote for the people who keep the money coming. If we can take Congress and peel that back, the freeloaders will have to get jobs and they will vote for whoever makes their checks bigger.
Perhaps the Republicans should have attacked the first Marxist president of the USA, instead of issuing their mealy-mouthed ads portraying him as a “good man who has tried hard.”
Conservatives knew that was the recipe for defeat. Many held their noses and voted for Romney anyway, but many did not. Now the fat cat Republicans will be paying through the nose for Obama’s soak-the-rich tax increases. Perhaps that is justice for what they did to true conservatives in the primaries.
Fine, you don't need them, then they stay home... and you lose!
I had no problem with his 47% remark. I was perfectly legitimate and anyone who has a problem with it is probably one of the 47%.
Where Romney lost me (I did vote for him as the lesser of the two evils) was with his Repeal and Replace remark.
I was never enthusiastic for Romney because he is the Grandfather of Obama care and as a Constitutional Conservative I just have a problem with the Replace part of that comment.
I think that Romney lost more conservatives with that comment than he lost Liberals with the 47% comment.
Well said sir. Repeal and replace just illustrated that the choice wasn’t between a conservative and a liberal, but rather between two liberals.
“Voter Fraud and the Republicans don’t have the balz to challenge it.
That’s because they can’t....according to this..
All the folks here on FR, such as the Ron Paul crowd, that vowed not to vote for Mitt Romney got what they really wanted: A Romney loss. Unfortunately, that also meant an Obama win.
As we watch the further dismantling of freedon and prosperity, the rising costs and taxes, the expanded union power, the likely appointment of very liberal SC judges, the cementing in place and expansion of Obama/Robertscare and the expansion of the welfare state in general I hope they remain happy with their decision to sit out the most important election of our time.
Not to worry, though, they will shift the blame to the very people that were actually trying to preserve our Constitution and the Republic by actively voting to rid the nation of the cancer of Obama.
The American people saw Democrats at their convention booing God, they saw the parade of those who relish in baby killing and other forms of perversion.
The American people do not care they have a Marxist/Muslim living in the WH.
Now, how do we counteract that? Our side stands back and points fingers at those on our side we deem to not be pure enough. So what kind of outcome do we expect?
It’s the candidate, stupid.
1. PISS POOR CONSULTANTS WHO HAVEN'T A CLUE OTHER THAN BE DEMS LITE.
2. Failure to lay out the FACTS of a failed presidency and just be truthful.
3. Failure to lay out the facts of a Benghazi coverup and the FACT that 4 Americans were abandoned by their commander in chief and Sec Def.
4. Attempting to take the HIGH road and be Mr. Nice when dealing with Chicago Southside thugs.
5. Ignoring his conservative base.
Not realizing that LOOKING presidential is not the same as getting to be presidential.
6. Ignoring voter fraud.
7. Complete circle--PISS POOR CONSULTANTS. vaudine
A candidate shouldn’t need consultants. Reagan didn’t need them. If you have core beliefs you don’t need a consultant to tell you what to do.
That's where he lost ~ just like in 2006.
Republicans are tolerant of gays ~ in a secondary role ~ and if they give campaign donations, but they don't want them in policy positions, and will NOT vote for candidates who appear to have gone overboard with gays.
Romney's earlier relationship with gay marriage didn't help him at all, but that hiring of a gay policy advisor in a critical area was critical.
He never recovered from it!
I call BS...Romney’s supposed fatal 47% comment doesn’t come close to rivaling Obama’s gaffes.
I don’t think voter blocs disappeared.
I don’t think white male votes disappeared.
I do think ballots disappeared.
Bingo. Consultants equal a poser in my mind. Speak from your heart and if you are conservative you will win.
I think Steve Schmidt is a Democrat plant.
I hope the Conservative Movement can capture the spirit of all these absent “white males” before they forget what it means to be a “man.”
“I dont think voter blocs disappeared.
I dont think white male votes disappeared.
I do think ballots disappeared.”
Assault weapon ban, abortion and support for gays are TURN OFFS for straight white guys.....??????
True, but how many actually know about Øbama's gaffes? His gaffes are never reported in the MSM.
Democrat leaners thought Romney was a Conservative that would strip them of 'presents' - we knew him to be a liberal...in the end- @47% of the electorate could muster the strength to hold our noses and vote for him.
Yet again, this election was between a Dem and a Dem-lite. With that choice, the Dem wins every time.
voter fraud made it close to a tie....the reason Romney didn't win in a landslide is the fact that he was a liberal Republicrat....I voted for him, but I had to hold my nose. I do believe many decided to stay home, or write in a vote for Mickey Mouse.
All talk about campaign technique, nothing about policy. No wonder he lost.
We don't have a candidate problem or a President problem or a congress problem or a GOP problem.
We have an electorate problem.
The only cure will be for conservatives to point out what the result of collectivist policies will be and then say "We told you so" when they occur.
We need to re-teach the American people that collectivism, socialism, communism, statism, etc... lead to economic failure and a lower quality of life for everyone. Free markets, capitalism and liberty lead to prosperity and progress.
Who’ to blame?
Romney is to blame, and all those cowardly so called conservatives/Republicans that screamed and yelled “he’s they only guy who can win”.
Some of them have been reported - but people don’t care.
All they know is they hate rich people and evil republicans.
Biden’s gaffes are a daily joke.
But they don’t care about that either.
The real problem is that class warfare has paid off.
The envy and the hatred is being drummed up.
And while the entitlement crowd is getting worked up over CEO bonuses - they will fail to see the commie takeover until it’s too late.
Yea will the current crop of GOPers refuse to do that so we DO have a GOP problem.
Q - What would happen to them in 2 years if they talked like Allen West or Mia Love?
Q - Why does the GOP feel secure doing what they are doing?
A - We have an electorate problem.
Honestly,...Do you **really** believe that Mia Love lost with 78 votes given that Matheson’s district includes at least one large Indian reservation?
So, Romney could not get the Jim Robinsons of the voting populace to support him ... are we surprised?
And....Nothing about the Marxist generated election fraud that has tainted every national or close local election for decades.
I blame the young.
People under 30 apparently want to live out their lives in a Eurosocialist country that lets them lie in the hammock. They’re almost totally ambivalent on our traditional values.
No, I don't believe that she received less legitimate votes than her opponent.
If the people in her district or state felt that a valid election result was of the utmost importance then she would have won.
The fact that the election was able to be stolen proves that we have an electorate problem.
We need a “Like” button.
If you are a professional politician and all you care about is power and percs then you pander to that electorate and, again, we have a GOP problem.
Massive Voter Fraud is the 800 pound gorilla in the room. But the Marxists will carefully not speak of that.
He is in the leadership of the GOP which took away committee positions from conservatives.
He was challenged in the primaries by a competent, smart, Tea Party/Libertarian candidate named Bill Yarbrough.
Tiberi won by a landslide.
We have an electorate problem.
Can't you just imagine this was the scene with Obama and his Commie staff after stealing the election through voter fraud- while Conservatives blame Romney, argue, point fingers, blather on about who to run in four years, 'starting a new party', and try to figure out how to suck up to minorities the 'next time'?
Map from Barack Obama Voter Fraud 2012
What most refuse to acknowledge is that it was unlikely that ANYBODY could have beaten the voter fraud planned and perpetrated by the Obama machine. They seem to prefer pointing fingers, blaming Romney and blathering on about who to run in 2016 and how to suck up to the minorities.
>Polls indicated that Romney was going to win the election.
>The economy is close to Great Depression era conditions, and unemployment is almost as high as when Obama entered office.
>Economic conditions became so dire after Obama took office it prompted the rise of an entire new movement, the Tea Party.
>Presidents rarely win reelection when the economy is in the tank.
>Mitt knew it too, when he was met by several thousand in that parking garage cheering him when he arrived unannounced at that airport, and he put his hand over his heart and said, 'This is how you know you've won'.
So how did Romney lose a race that numerous reputable polls and pundits predicted would be an easy win, based on historical patterns?
Massive voter fraud.
That and no other reason
We can not wait for 2014 and 2016 to regroup and figure out new strategies. By then it will be too late. The Marxist/Muslim usurper will have completed his planned distruction of America. That's what people fail to understand.
We must act NOW.
Start with the election. If we let the Rats get away with this massive voter fraud, we're no better than a bananna republic.
We must keep digging and pounding him every day, in every way we can- phony birth certificate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, his hidden life, records....
Almost every major Conservative website has put out an article charging voter fraud- Breitbart, American Thinker, Atlas Shrugs, WND, The Blaze, Front Page Magazine, Fox News, The Daily Caller, Town Hall, Human Events..
Col Allen West; "I don't want to see America become like Zimbabwe where people dont trust their electoral process. If we cannot trust the integrity of the voting system then we are no longer a free republic".
Col West has opened the door.
We must fight election fraud.
It falls on We the People.
Silence is consent
These elections are NOT certified yet. The only way to get this investigated, much less recounted or overturned, is through the Secretary of State of each of the five key states: Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. EVEN IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE you can help. But it wont do any good to dilute our effort to challenge California or Michigan or other states. Until a major group gets involved to do more, here is the plan: Contact the Secretary of State of the state in question. See contact information below...
Read the rest- Here
CANADA FREE PRESS: Here
The website,'Barack Obama Vote Fraud 2012' is keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:
Sign this petition- over 99,000 and counting -cards, email- Here
Sign the We The People petition. It has 60,000 signatures and counting- Here
Click here and sign the petition for a recount Here-
< Hannity and Col Allan West slam voter fraud Nov 12- Here
Photo of SOMALIANS brought to Ohio voting stations by the busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket- Here
'Human Events', report pollwatcher eyewitness to busload of Somalians at Ohio poll, spoke no English, told to vote Obama Here
Must watch videos!
VIDEO-- Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting- Here
VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers- Here
VIDEO- MICHAEL SAVAGE: How Obama fixed the 2012 election- Here
VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April- Here
VIDEO- Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud- Here
Voter fraud from Tea Party: Here
The American Dream- 22 Signs That Voter Fraud Is Wildly Out Of Control And The Election Was A Sham: Here
Town Hall : Obama Likely Won The Election Through Voter Fraud: Here
American Thinker: Was The Election Stolen:? Here
WSVN-TV Almost 1K Ballots Found In Broward Elections Warehouse: Here
Pundit Press; In Florida Obama Got Over 99% In Broward County Precincts: Here
Natural News.com: 19,605 to Zero IS Statistical Proof Of Outright Vote Fraud in 2012 Presidential Election: Here
Realville, USA: The Great Election Robbery of 2012? Here
WND: Here's How Touchscreens Killed Romney Votes: Here
The American Dream: Election Fraud? Obama Won More Than 99% Of The Vote in More Than 100 Ohio Precincrs: Here
WND: The Big List Of Voter Fraud Reports: Here
Nachum's List of Voter Fraud: Here
Newt Gingrich 360: Here
Appalachian Forums: Here
Before It's News: Here
Political Outcast: Here
True The Vote: Here
Fox News Insider: Here
Human Events; Here
The Will County News: Here
Fox News: Here
Accuracy In Media The Left's national voter fraud strategy exposed: Here
Thousands of military votes uncounted or missing: Here
Human Events: Here
Front Page Magazine: Here
The Blaze Here
The Daily Caller: Here
Front Page Magazine Here
Military Voter Protection Project: Here
Fox News Here
The Blaze Here
The best Obama Exposure site on the net, The Obama File: Here
The United StatesLibrary of Congress has selected TheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collection of Internet materials Here
I'm sad Obama won, but I'm glad Romney lost because I know that the theory that conservatives would "hold his feet to the fire" was akin to the rainbow unicorn theory.
The Con is on.
Self ping to this post for refs on vote fraud.
Hmmmm.....lets see, if it was my job to make votes for Romney magically go away and I had access to recent census data in swing states, I wonder WHO I would suspect of voting for my opponent. Hmmmmm.
He owns the website and considerable influence on this board.
He lobbied hard against Romney and likely paid a dividend to Obama. Only thing you can do about it is not contribute money to the website.
Why don’t you just FO! Quit blaming the voters and not the lousy candidates put up by both corrupt parties. Obama is a commie and Romney is a loser schmuck that evidently could not attract any blue-collar white voters in the NE or MW....the southern WM/Blue Collar Voters did vote for Romney but his dumb Yankee homies did not.