Monday, November 12, 2012

Why Mitt Romney Lost the Election?

Today the Wall Street Journal, now a News Corp/Fox News clone bemoaned Romney's loss and explained it this way:

"...lack of money earlier this year stalled his campaign."

This is one of the most self-serving excuses I have ever heard.  Romney was awash in money from day one.  His personal wealth could assure that he never ran low on funds, and for a media outlet to come up with this excuse sounds like a plea for more ad dollars.  "Yes, just spend more, and much of it on advertising in our paper, and you will win next time."

What a bunch of malarkey!

Romney lost because he was not in touch with the changing American demographic.  He lost despite millions and millions of dollars spent on unrelenting TV and newspaper ads.  He lost because he is so unlike most American's the common man just couldn't connect with him.

The country is no longer a bunch of middle-aged white guys, it is a rainbow of races and sexes, and the GOP message doesn't work any more.

Mitt tried to get empathetic but ended up looking just plain pathetic.  When he was at the Daytona 500, he tried to appeal to NASCAR fans by proclaiming that he had friends who owned NASCAR teams.  Here's the truth Mitt, that resonates with the 0.1% and not the rest of us poor suckers out here.

I could go on with gaff after gaff, but why bother.  Mitt Romney will soon be back working with his dressage horses and his political career will be forgotten.  Good riddance.

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