Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:31 AM
MichaelSoE (560 posts)
You got some 'splaining to do ....
In Boston, Romney met some of his wealthiest donors on Wednesday, both to thank them but also to offer an analysis of what had gone wrong.
Some of his staff as well as Republicans outside his immediate campaign circle offered a range of explanations. One of the commonest was that Romney had lost vital campaign days last week because of hurricane Sandy.
More brutal Republican critics blamed the candidate, describing him as bland, with no clear message. Others said that the Romney organisation fell far short of the superior Obama one in identifying and getting out voters.
One of the targets for conservative ire was George W Bush's former strategist, Karl Rove, co-founder of Crossroads, one of the biggest Super Pacs that raised hundreds of millions for the campaign, much of it from rich donors.
The Huffington Post quoted a Republican saying: "The billionaire donors I hear are livid. There is some holy hell to pay. Karl Rove has a lot of explaining to do … I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390m and got nothing."
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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:49 AM
caseymoz (5,763 posts)
3. So, who would have been a better candidate?
Gingrich, Perry, Cain, Bachmann? The GOP has become a kleptocracy and an idiocracy. The ones who rise to the top are either dumb, corrupt, dishonest, personality disorders or more than one of the above.
Behold the generation raised on optimism, fundamentalism, jingoism entitlement, and greed. These are Reagan's children. The leadership of the party now.
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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:47 AM
HopeHoops (47,675 posts)
4. The GOP didn't have anyone viable in the clown car - and I think they knew it.
They just thought they could outspend their way out of a hopeless situation (as usual), and it didn't work.