Why did Romney Lose?

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Why did Romney lose the election?

Poll closed Nov 27, 2012.
  1. Electoral College Math was insurmountable for him.

    34.9%
  2. "47%" and "I like to be able to fire people" comments did him in.

    76.7%
  3. Paul Ryan.

    46.5%
  4. Ran a very bad campaign in general.

    69.8%
  5. Alienated minorites.

    67.4%
  6. Alienated women.

    62.8%
  7. The Tea Party dragged him down.

    51.2%
  8. Anti-Mormon Bias.

    14.0%
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  1. JoeB131
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    Edit- It's an open poll, vote for as many options as you like.

    I think they all applied except Mormonism and Paul Ryan.

    I don't think Ryan really helped his campaign, but he didn't really hurt it that much.

    I also don't think anti-Mormonism hurt his campaign as much as it should have, because he didn't talk about it and no one else wanted to talk about it, either.
     
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    He was crazy?
     
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    nevermind the poll

    1. mormon
    2. mormon
    3. mormon
    4. republican
    5. white

    that should cover it
     
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    The first three were the reason I voted against him, but I really didn't think that played much of a factor, and I honestly thought it would.
     
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    He is a man of no principals. He will say anything to appear in agreement with any group of people. He was secretive about his personal finances..taxes and Bain especially. He is a bishop in a cult. He mistreats dogs. He thinks deisguising himself as a Michigan State trooper and pulling women over is a harmless prank. He is a bully that thought it was "good fun" to cut the hair off of a gay kid in school.

    In other words he was barely a better candidate than the ham sandwich that was supposed to beat Obama in a landslide. It wasn't just Willard. His supporters are just as flawed.
     
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    Yeah, the man was a creep. But so was Bill Clinton, and he won twice.

    I think what his real flaw was his inability to connect with people.

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    Maybe they should have gone with the sandwich...
     
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    The traditional small government, hold the government to a standard and work culture is being replaced by the third world, entailment, leftist, third world culture.

    Simply, people that think that the government has a place within your life beat out the people that didn't.
     
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    Hurricane Sandy hurt him some and in the end Obama just did a better job of getting his message out and getting his supporters to the polls. Even though the electoral gap was big the popular vote was pretty close and most of the swing state races were close Romney has nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the other guy.
     
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    All of the above except anti-mormon bias as religion was barely discussed.

    The rest of it all played a role.
     
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    He ran a bad campaign and got Voter Frauded into a loss
     

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