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Why Romney Lost

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Why Romney Lost

Postby pjbogart » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:31 pm

Give us your three short answers.

1. 47%
2. Auto Bailout
3. Douche
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby Igor » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:50 pm

- Incumbency
- Obama is a skilled orator
- Romney had to run to the edge, and then back to the middle. Obama did not have to do so due to the lack of a primary.
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby fennel » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:57 pm

- Inveterate liar.
- Secretive and deceitful.
- Poster Boy for Wall Street's Recession 2.0
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby kurt_w » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:05 am

- George Bush
- Tea Party
- Lots of other stuff
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby snoqueen » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:54 am

- Disavowed his entire term as Massachusetts governor and got himself sucked in to the right-wing machine

- Tried to reverse #1 when he could see it wasn't working

- Had a business history and personal life so totally at variance with the lives and personal histories of most Americans that it was, well, really awkward
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby TeachInPeace » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:56 am

- No plans, no specifics.
- Legitimately views half the country as useless dependents
- Sells out to the highest bidder by default
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby KidCapitol » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:04 am

1. He is
2. Not
3. I'll-Bomb-Ya
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby mrak » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:13 am

- Lying
- Sack
- of Shit
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:14 am

1. Never had a chance
2. Never had a chance
3. Never had a chance

Seriously. I really never for a moment thought the guy had a chance.

Why?

1. Only got the nomination by being the least crazy of a pack of insane people.
2. Despised a majority of the American people.
3. Never understood why he had to actually put on a campaign in the first place. "Shouldn't I just be annointed? It's what I've been bred for."
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby Slick Willy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:05 am

I blame the Tea Party and zealots like Karl Rove and Grover Norquist, who forces conservative politicians to take a pledge never to raise taxes ever under any circumstances or become ostracized. Romney was forced to flip-flop to appeal to the extreme right-wing machine. He had to go from being the moderate governor of Massachusetts to being an extremist to win the Republican nomination to being moderate again in order to appeal to the masses. If he could have won the nomination of his party as "moderate Mitt" and without having to become so extreme, I think he woulda bagged Obama. Romney was a fierce competitor and no dummy. I honestly don't dislike the guy. It's the GOP that I can't stand.
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby pjbogart » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:21 am

Slick Willy wrote:1. Grover Norquist
2. Flip-flopper
3. GOP brand
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby nutria » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:04 am

1. Even though his name was scarcely mentioned (and this makes sense for Republicans): George W. Bush. People realized that not only did Obama inherit a shitstorm, Romney was advocating a return to the policies which caused it.
2. Romney's total lack character. What do you want to hear? Because I'll tell you that. No, I didn't just state the exact opposite when speaking to a different group of people.
3. Out-of-touchedness, crystallized by the 47% remarks. And NOT because he's rich, people were OK with that. Rather, because he doesn't know what it's like to live paycehck-to-paycheck.
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby fennel » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:40 am

Time to release those tax returns.
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:51 am

1. Zero charisma
2. Politically inscrutable
3. Paul Ryan's mansplaining head-bob
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:00 am

1. Obama ran a better campaign including getting out the vote
2. Romney was indeed playing the etch a sketch game and it turned people off.
3. Paul Ryan was a bad pick.
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