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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:58 AM

Top Republicans say Romney didn't offer specifics [View all]

Source: PHILIP ELLIOTT | Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) Top Republicans meeting for the first time since Election Day say the party lost its bid to unseat President Barack Obama because nominee Mitt Romney did not respond to criticism strongly enough or outline a specific agenda with a broad appeal.

In conversations at the Republican Governors Association confab in Las Vegas, a half dozen party leaders predicted the GOP will lose again if it keeps running the same playbook based on platitudes in place of detailed policies. Instead, they asserted, the party needs to learn the lessons from its loss, respect voters' savvy and put forward an agenda that appeals beyond the white, male voters who are its base.


"President Obama's) whole campaign was a fear-and-smear attack to make Romney unacceptable and to blame George Bush for anything that happened while Obama was president," Barbour said. "This was all personal: that Romney is a vulture capitalist who doesn't care about people like you, ships jobs overseas, is a quintessential plutocrat and is married to a known equestrian."


The Republican nominee didn't acknowledge any major missteps and said his team had run a superb campaign.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/top-republicans-romney-didnt-offer-specifics-080833236--election.html;_ylt=AjXPmpc_t_X0p85Wj0YEK7xtzwcF;_ylu=X3oDMTNnZ2FvOWE4BG1pdAMEcGtnAzBiNzMzNjE5LWQzYmUtMzZmNi1iYTI2LWFkNDljY2U0NmYzNQRwb3MDMwRzZWMDbG5fUG9saXRpY3NfZ2FsBHZlcgM

Still blaming the Obama camp for casting Romney in a negative light--even though that's the one thing Mitt seemed able to do quite handily himself.

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