So, How Did Romney Lose?

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  1. CrazedScotsman
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    There are many different opinions, but It all comes down to Mitt Romney just wasn't a good candidate. Think about it here, he couldn't beat John McCain in 08 for the nomination and John McCain lost in 08. So, what do Republicans do? They nominate the runner up to John McCain, lol. This isn't football with the saying of "Any given Sunday", no this is politics where everything comes into play.

    What I think happened was that people who wanted Romney for their president just didn't go vote. They stayed home because they figured there was no way Obama was going to be re-elected. They thought they didn't have to worry about it. All of Obamas lies and coverups from Fast and Furious to Benghazi, unemployment over 8 percent for his entire presidency, $16 trillion in debt and cities filing for bankruptcy and all the other stuff. They didn't need to vote because there was no way US citizens were going to vote this guy back into office.

    That will never happen again, or at least I hope it don't. Now all these people are kicking themselves and deserve what's coming to them. I know people are trying to figure out what happened, they don't want to admit it was themselves.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    1) Disrespected and ran off the Rick Santorum and Ron Paul voters at the RNC.

    2) Played defense after the first debate.

    3) Said "me too" to more international meddling, warmongering and nation building.

    Those three items are more than enough reason to have turned off the 2-3 million voters it would've taken for him to win.
     
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    Just.

    Otherwise, keep telling yourself that.
     
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    There are alot more lazy people in America then ever.
     
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    Romney was a good enough candidate and a much better candidate in 2012 than he had been in 2008, but his campaign strategy was flawed. Romney and most of the Republican national leadership believed the election would be decided in favor of the candidate voters believed would do the best job of reviving the economy and in poll after poll right up to the end voters indicated that jobs and the economy were their most important issues and that they trusted Romney more on these issues, so the Romney campaign was successful in what it set out to do, convince voters that Romney would do a better job reviving the economy that Obama would. The problem with this strategy is that it is a one size fits all strategy.

    The Obama campaign, on the other hand, tailored it message to fit key demographics, such as Hispanics and college educated single women, it believed it had to capture to win, and it used issues like immigration and abortion to persuade these groups that while they may believe Romney would do better job reviving the economy, on these heartfelt issues Obama was their friend and Romney was the enemy; on Nov. 6 these groups voted with their hearts for Obama.

    The Romney campaign led a successful charge against Obama's record on the economy, but the Obama campaign outflanked them on social issues like immigration and abortion to win enough support from key demographics for whom these issues were important to more than make for Romney's advantage on the economy.

    All politicians (or nearly all) lie and scheme to get elected. The Obama campaign just had a better scheme this time.
     
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    Cuz more people voted for Obama.

    Its pretty simple.

    The Dems spent 4 years trying to win over small segments of the population. The GOP spent 4 years pissing off small segments of them. Darn math.
     
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    Not at all complicated: Romney was and is a wishy-washy moderate with few (if any) core beliefs. Like the last THREE times the GOP nominated a wishy-washy moderate (G. H. W. Bush 1992, Dole 1996, McCain 2008), they got pasted. Though not much of one, G. W. Bush at least ran as a conservative.
     
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    As evidenced by your post. Quite the thoughtful analysis. Spend much time on it?
     
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    1. Raging sociopath who would lie and say anything on the chance it would get him votes.
    2. His economic and political plans made absolutely no sense.
    3. People still have a foul taste in their mouth from Bush.
    4. His party has become completely delusional, deceitful and fractionalized.
     

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