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Old 12-27-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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All the way back in the Republican debates. When he agreed with this statement in one of the first debates, it hurt him immensely.

I think if he would have told the truth ane not what he thought people wanted to hear, he wouldve won the election
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:25 AM
 
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All the way back in the Republican debates. When he agreed with this statement in one of the first debates, it hurt him immensely.

I think if he would have told the truth ane not what he thought people wanted to hear, he wouldve won the election
His loss goes much deeper than that one statement.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:46 PM
 
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I think if he would have told the truth ane not what he thought people wanted to hear, he wouldve won the election
That depends entirely on what his true position actually is. The trouble is that he lied so often, about so many issues, that no one is really sure where he stands on much of anything.

The constant blatant lying was certainly a turnoff for many voters, but it's not obvious to me that he would have actually done better by telling the truth.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:05 PM
 
Location: 44.9800° N, 93.2636° W
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He blew the election when he won the nomination
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:24 PM
 
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Romney never had a chance.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:54 PM
 
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He blew the election when he won the nomination
LOL...pretty much. Smart guy, but he's just too corny.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:09 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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His TV ad about auto jobs going to China sealed his fate. The auto leaders called him out his lie. Even after that, he still double down on the lie. Unreal.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:44 AM
 
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Default It was much more than this

This wasn't the only reason he lost. There were many, many reasons. The primary reason is that his Conservative ideology simply doesn't belong in modern times. He never demonstrated how he was different than Dubya or how he would be different than the disastrous presidency of the village idiot. Republicans haven't shown the ability to balance a budget, and he did nothing to dispel this reality. Republicans turn surpluses into record deficits. They explode deficits. They cling to "trickle-down" and even an eight year old knows this doesn't work to benefit all but the most privileged. Romney tried his best to "sell it", but the product stunk mightily. I think his stupid comment about the 47% intensified opposition to his candidacy.

More importantly, he was going up against President Obama, easily the most gifted, poised, dignified, and effective President we've ever seen. Romney was doomed from jump, no question. He never stood a chance, and it took nearly a trillion dollars of misguided financial support to give the impression that he was competitive.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Cool Mitt Romney blew the election...

... just about every time he opened his condescending, overpriveleged, richy richboy mouth.

He did pretty well with the psycho Obama-hater crowd, though. Of course, they'd vote for anyone who ran against the president. They weren't interested in policy or positions. Even they didn't care much for Willard.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:07 AM
 
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All the way back in the Republican debates. When he agreed with this statement in one of the first debates, it hurt him immensely.

I think if he would have told the truth ane not what he thought people wanted to hear, he wouldve won the election
This is sad because he was right. In order to pay down our national debt, we need a lot better than a $1/$10 ratio or increased taxes to spending cuts.
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