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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:45 PM

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

This is the article responsible for all the news of the last few days; "Daddy didn't really want to be President"...Ann and Tagg made him do it...that Romney conceded late because of Karl Rove, etc. Good article, worth the read but, six pages long.

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

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.

But the claims proved wildly off the mark, a fact embarrassingly underscored when the high-tech voter turnout system that Romney himself called “state of the art” crashed at the worst moment, on Election Day. 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.

much more:
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2012/president/2012/12/23/the-story-behind-mitt-romney-loss-the-presidential-campaign-president-obama/2QWkUB9pJgVIi1mAcIhQjL/story.html

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DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #1
Cha Dec 2012 #4
exboyfil Dec 2012 #2
Cha Dec 2012 #3
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2012 #5

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:52 PM

1. Still waiting for his tax returns

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:33 PM

4. Yes.. I'm gonna say that's Why mittLies LOST.

He didn't show his damn tax returns.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:53 PM

2. In my mind the election emphasized how the economy

trumps everything. Obama should have lost (not on his merits or anything else), but he won because the Republicans ran a simply awful candidate. My biggest reason for voting for Obama (to propose a 20% tax reduction with the current tax rates and deficit was madness) was not necessarily a key for many other voters. A good economy patches up a multitude of ills.

The fact that a candidate as bad as Romney running a such a poor campaign can get so close should individuals pause as they think towards the future. 2 year and 4 years from now will be really ugly if the economy is still struggling along. Democrats will be punished mercilessly.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:31 PM

3. Seems I can't get enough of

reading about that Loser mittLies after all the months and months of torture he put America through.

One of the gravest errors, many say, was the Romney team’s failure, until too late in the campaign, to sell voters on the candidate’s personal qualities and leadership gifts. The effect was to open the way for Obama to define Romney through an early blitz of negative advertising. Election Day polls showed that the vast majority of voters concluded that Romney did not really care about average people.


"..Candidate's personel qualities"..

Yeah, most of got that mittLies was a sociopath! Please do keep Insulting the intelligence of the American People, Romneys. We have more elections coming up that need to be reminded of your pathologies.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:51 PM

5. thanks..it was interesting.

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