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Why Romney Lost

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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby rabble » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:33 pm

I thought Ryan got his old job back.
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby nutria » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:03 pm

rabble wrote:I thought Ryan got his old job back.


True enough, he did. But he didn't get the job he wanted.
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby KidCapitol » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:56 pm

He didn't get enough votes.
That's all there is to it.
Why bother wasting any more time on a stupid question?
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:00 pm

KidCapitol wrote: Why bother wasting any more time on a stupid question?

There are no stupid questions, although there are stupid people.
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:01 pm

KidCapitol wrote:Why bother wasting any more time on a stupid question?
Asks the guy who wants people to ponder whether Ron Paul would have had a better chance to beat Obama.

Funny stuff.
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby manoletters » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:37 pm

All the Koch's money and all the Koch's men...
Couldn't put Romney together again!
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:24 pm

Karl Rove is now saying that Romney lost because Obama suppressed the vote.
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby Madsci » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:41 pm

Nobody wants a president named Mitt.
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby fennel » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:18 pm

Madsci wrote:Nobody wants a president named Mitt.
Clearly. It's enough to give one a case of the Willards. *shiver*
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby Detritus » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:26 pm

Interesting summary piece here on the Romney campaign's Orca project, which provides another example of their general cluelessness. Many links to earlier stories from various points of view.

Language Log on Orca
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:24 pm

While many Republicans blame Karl Rove for Romney's loss, Rove himself blames others:
In his Wall Street Journal column the next day, he blamed Obama’s win on an “anonymous New York Times headline writer,” a “hotel employee with a cell phone camera” who recorded damaging video of Romney criticizing American voters, and Hurricane Sandy, among other factors. And on Thursday, Rove told Fox News that Obama won by “suppressing the vote.”
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:29 am

Not only did Romney lose, but so did FOX News, as MSNBC is rapidly gaining on them in the ratings since the election.
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:31 am

Not only did Romney lose, but so did FOX News, as MSNBC is rapidly gaining on them in the ratings since the election.


I'd rather not trade one bubble for another. I'd prefer both these news channels were struggling for viewers but if we have to have a winner....
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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby O.J. » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:00 am

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Re: Why Romney Lost

Postby Detritus » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:51 pm

nutria wrote:
rabble wrote:I thought Ryan got his old job back.


True enough, he did. But he didn't get the job he wanted.

Just to rain a little on Ryan's parade, this piece in the Journal-Sentinal observes that he won by the smallest margin in his career (11.5 points), and he lost his hometown of Janesville by 10 points (Romney-Ryan lost Janesville by 25 points). So I guess he was right when he kept telling every little town in Ohio that they were "just like Janesville."
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