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National Review Online, by Mark Steyn

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Posted By:supersid, 11/12/2012 10:12:02 AM

Via the Other McCain, I’m belatedly catching up with this analysis in The Washington Post: In fact, as the chart below details, Republican Senate candidates under-performed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in most of the important races of 2012. In five races, the GOP candidate under-performed Romney by at least nine points. This includes Reps. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) and Rick Berg (R-N.D.), who both lost in states that Romney carried by at least 13 points.

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Steyn poits out that Romney got votes despute being associated with the republican brand.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: convert, 11/12/2012 10:32:56 AM     (No. 9008803)

I hope facts will begin to counter the 180 degree wrongheadedness of much of the "analysis" of Tuesday. Romney is only partially to blame-no more than McCain. Romney was a better candidate than McCain in lots of ways; however, the early defining of him as a clueless rich guy stuck--and played right along with the media-created image of Repubs. Add that to the whole war-on-women-and- gay marriage -and boom! you´ve got a poisonous stew for the low-info voter to swim in....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cactus, 11/12/2012 12:19:04 PM     (No. 9009026)

Don´t know about Berg, but I´m convinced that Rehberg lost for the same reason that Democrat Gabby Giffords first won her seat here in Arizona. A Libertarian candidate ran who was supported by the Democrats as the most conservative candidate in the race. They even sent out mailers to registered Republicans with that info. He siphoned off enough votes that the Democrat winner won with less that 50% of the votes. He got about 3 times the votes a normal Libertarian candidate would get. I´ve also seen the Democrat party try to do that in other races in the Tucson area. Republicans can be their own worst enemies.

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