A lot has been said about why Mitt Romney lost the presidential election, from his failure to turn out more white working-class voters to his failure to win more of the Latino voters who did turn out. Republican strategist Karl Rove offered the latest take Thursday in remarks detailing how he tried, from his perch at an outside group forbidden by law from coordinating with the campaign, to signal to Romney´s team that they should make changes in course and defend their candidate more fiercely.
Comments: Karl Rove throwing Romney under the bus in hopes of solidifying his chances of being paid to lose another election. Its almost comical how this incestuous cabal of D.C. K Street consultant hookers are able to continue to find willing clients even after they have infected the entire city with political S.T.D.s.
Romney never had a chance. Stupid people vote for stupid politicians for free stuff. Until the republicans start to give away money faster than the democrats, they will continue to lose national elections. Of course, in 40 years, we won´t be having a country that with elections, so it is a moot point.
It was a rigged election when the IRS and NSA could listen to all of Romney´s phone messages and see every key stroke of his emails and pass it all along to their boss in the White House. Until these flying monkeys of the DNC are nutted there will never again be a fair election in what was once called America.
Between the free stuff handed out by the Øbunghole admin and the protestant evangelicals who refused to vote for a Mormon, Romney had no chance, unfortunately. People wouldnt have died in Benghazi, if we had elected Mitt.
What happened was that the street smart, corrupt, and dishonest Chicago political operatives who were running the Obama campaign fraudulently destroyed both Romney´s personal and professional reputations with casual voters before Romney ever got off his lounge chair and got on his campaign´s starting line. Then in a G.W. Bush and establishment Republican gentlemanly fashion Romney never fought back effectively. On top of that Romney is a Mormon and unfortunately there were a lot of Republican types who just would not vote for a Mormon and of course the Republicans won´t mention that factor.
Additionally you can´t win very many Hispanic votes when you have ignorant Republican politicians running around saying that Hispanics should be deported, or that they should self-deport, as Hispanics who are US citizens can vote. That was crazy, when all Romney had to say that the believed that the immigration laws should be effectively enforced, but of course he did not. If you were to ask Hispanic US citizens if they thought that the immigration laws should be effectively enforced most would say yes, but if you ask them if Hispanics should be deported or self-deport they would mostly say no. Then we observed the "binders full of women" exercise, what kind of baloney was that!
Of course Romney was running against the first black President, and with US racial politics being what they are, there was nothing that Romney could say or do as just about every black person was going to vote for Obama no matter what, no doubt some of them voted for Obama more then once in different polling places using different names.
The Convention was a big flop and motivated nobody. Instead of hearing an uplifting powerful speech from Sarah Palin, we were spoonfed Chris Christie. Then a parade of hispanics and blacks telling us that hard work pays off. (Like they would connect with that).. Romney and Ryan fell flat. Now go away Karl Rove.
Yes, the left cheated. They cheated back in 1960, folks. Nixon refused to say anything when presented with evidence of voter fraud. However, Rove even having to tell Romney camp to be more aggressive in his defense is worse than pathetic. We out here in flyover country were screaming that every day.
I love the "stolen election" meme. If it was stolen, then it was Romney´s duty to contest it and fight on behalf of those who voted for him. If he had no stomach to fight for the sanctity of a citizens vote to be counted fairly, what the hell would have done if elected.
I believe that the true problem is with those who cannot face the reality that the man was a poor candidate who after essentially 8 years of running for president, massive amounts of campaign cash, and reportedly the best minds in the business consulting him, Romney and the Republican Establishment still couldn´t get it done.
Stolen election? No. More like thrown away. But I supposed granting ILLEGAL immigrants a free pass is somehow going to fix it.
Karl, please let go. You´ve made your excuses and you´ve shown WP what you are and how you feel. Let It go. We realize it is over, and you and the other elites on the beltway have destroyed the goodness and greatness that was this country, formerly known as AMERICA. Zip your lip, sit down and think about what you have done...to yourself, your party, your country, and future generations of should have been Americans. Benjamin Franklin warned us about people like you...but teachers no longer teach that in schools today. The same almost outweighs the fury. But my rage is abundant. And it will do nothing but grow.
This is nonsense by Rove. If you have an election between two major party candidates, one of whom has done evey thing possible to penalize the hiring class and to spread the wealth, and the other ( Romney)who is ten times as qualified by both government and private industry executive experience, the vote of concerned Amercans should turn out it itself.
Query: if you havve a buck to protect, or have children or hrandchildren who have a buck to protect, why would you vote for a person who has ostentatiously promised you he will speread the bucks (wealth) around?
We were shafted by little old ladies who sat at home rather than vote for a Mormon, and Tea Partiers, who would have preferred idiots like Gingrich, Santorumn, or Ron Paul, all of whom had ostentatiously disqualified themselves.
I think a "turn out the vote" effort would be unnecesary under the circumstances I have described.
There are on;y two major parties. If you don´t vote for the party which most nearly represents your views, the other party will ( and did) win. And we will pay,and pay, and pay.
#19, your dimissing the "´stolen election´ meme" doesn´t make it any less true. And, all of this pretzel twisting on the part of establishment Republicans to figure out how we can win elections going forward will come to nothing if we cannot get a handle on democrat vote fraud. But, that is exactly what the dems are counting on, and we are being played like puppets on a string.
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