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*spent his campaign money on high-priced but ineffective consultants
 
*spent his campaign money on high-priced but ineffective consultants
 
*failed to run effective political ads against [[Obama]]
 
*failed to run effective political ads against [[Obama]]
*badly out-of-touch with the common man, and made no real attempt to connect -- see the infamous "47% video."  
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*badly out-of-touch with common people, and made no real attempt to connect -- see the infamous "47% video" and his comment about "binders full of women"  
 
*his expensive "Orca" election day "get out the vote" technology failed
 
*his expensive "Orca" election day "get out the vote" technology failed
 
*no meaningful outreach to young people
 
*no meaningful outreach to young people

Revision as of 16:35, 24 December 2012

Reasons Romney Lost include:

  • weakness on the social issues, such as abortion and same-sex marriage
  • fell for neoconservative claptrap to support foreign interventionalism, causing Romney to lose the last two debates
  • misguided strategy to focus on only the economy
  • ostracized Ron Paul and his millions of supporters
  • spent six years running for president, yet never attempted to learn conservative language and principles[1]
  • never emphasized the need to improve public schools, as George W. Bush did successfully in 2000
  • spent his campaign money on high-priced but ineffective consultants
  • failed to run effective political ads against Obama
  • badly out-of-touch with common people, and made no real attempt to connect -- see the infamous "47% video" and his comment about "binders full of women"
  • his expensive "Orca" election day "get out the vote" technology failed
  • no meaningful outreach to young people
  • overplayed the "family man" stuff to the point of irritation about his lack of concern for other people less fortunate
  • surrounded himself by RINOs
  • unnecessarily lashed out at Todd Akin in a way that cost him pro-life volunteers and convinced millions that Romney would be a puppet for the media
  • clueless about the Democrat early voting machine that resulted in more than a million early votes by mail for Obama in Ohio

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References

  1. Instead, Romney would make insincere gaffes like claiming to be "severely conservative."

See also