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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:40 PM

The story behind Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential campaign to President Obama

The story behind Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential campaign to President Obama

By Michael Kranish
The Boston Globe Staff / December 22, 2012


It was two weeks before Election Day when Mitt Romney’s political ­director signed a memo that all but ridiculed the notion that the Republican presidential nominee, with his “better ground game,” could lose the key state of Ohio or the election. The race is “unmistakably moving in Mitt Romney’s direction,” the memo said.
To this day, Romney’s aides wonder how it all went so wrong.
They console each other with claims that the election was much closer than realized, saying that Romney would be president if roughly 370,000 people in swing states had voted differently. Romney himself blamed demographic shifts and Obama’s “gifts”: ­federal largesse targeted to Democratic constituencies.
But a reconstruction by the Globe of how the campaign unfolded shows that Romney’s problems went deeper than is widely understood. His campaign made a series of costly financial, strategic, and political mistakes that, in retrospect, all but assured the candidate’s defeat, given the revolutionary turnout tactics and tactical smarts of President Obama’s operation.

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Michael Kranish can be reached at kranish@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeKranish. He is the coauthor, with the Globe’s Scott Helman, of “The Real Romney.”

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Mira Dec 2012 OP
oldhippydude Dec 2012 #1
thesquanderer Dec 2012 #4
Cirque du So-What Dec 2012 #2
SummerSnow Dec 2012 #3
LibGranny Dec 2012 #5
goclark Dec 2012 #6
ROBROX Dec 2012 #7
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #8
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #9
JI7 Dec 2012 #10

Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:51 PM

1. sorry could not get link to work

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:02 PM

4. Copy and paste the entire two lines of link

Don't just click it, the click portion doesn't include the full URL.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 06:38 PM

3. Wait..wait..but they said it was Hurricane Sandy's fault...

no no they said it was Governor Christie's fault.No no it was the 47% fault.No wait it was all those negative ads by the Obama people.No it was the Latino community fault.Wait it was all that free stuff Obama gives away. No they said Obama rigged the voting machines. No,it was the people from Planet X fault.No it was those giraffes fault. No it was those hamburgers..it was rubber tires ..it was cheese fondue..no it was those Hobbits ...no it was Big Bird..

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:12 PM

5. I think it WAS Big Bird! He's soooo sinister!

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Response to LibGranny (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:33 PM

6. No it was Big Bird Mitt's fault


He didn't have a clue how to talk to people -- "look at the trees" and making himself use darker makeup when he was in a state that had more Latinos and the 47% and on and on and on and on
A jerk

He also believed that Rove's Elves had set it up to steal the ELECTION -- wrong again.

He could not even run a grade D "run" to the White House , how could he have run this country?

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:44 PM

7. FANTASY LAND

 

The GOP BELIEF system is totally to blame for their failures. They never base their actions with solid action which is GOOD for people. They focus on making the 1% happy and give everyone else a belief that "trickle down " will be the reward for believing in the evil demons who are the GOP.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:45 PM

8. I love reading this stuff.

I'll be savoring their defeat up until the inaugaration. After that it's time to gear up for the fights of 2013.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:09 PM

9. Wait a minute...

They keep touting there ground game in 2004 which for it's time was good. BUT even with that ground game they barely won. It all came down to one state and the race could have gone either way. If they are beating their chests remembering a sqeaker that's a huge morale problem (which I like).

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:04 AM

10. and these assholes got PAID ? how does someone like me know what is happening

and i don't have inside info. i just read what is out there for everyone to easily read and watch.

but you know, this is what happens in the corporate world all the time. clueless assholes who lose money but some out come out with millions for bankrupting and failing the business.

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