Why do you think he lost? Was it his policies, VP, Sandy or??? Let's please keep this political and not get into name calling or other non-productive things.
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Bush did pretty well until he had to deal with a democratic congress. That 's what ruined the economy, not Bush. It would be hard to find a , "worst candidate" cosidering the opposition . U mean it can can get worse than it is now?
Bush left this country in the worst state ever, and did you really believe Obama or anyone else could clean it up in 4 years? It can always get worse. Of couse, we all want it to get better.
The economic crash was primarily the result of the GSE's subsizing the MBS market. Bush's Adm was the first to even hold hearnings to reform the GSE's, how quickly we forget....Lets go to the video tape http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzCG80Wz4mg
The worst state ever? I'd be surprised by that claim, but since they stopped teaching history in the schools I guess I'm not.
Anybody who thinks the Democratic congress crashed the economy in two years is a moron. What I meant by "worst candidate" is that in terms of how to sell him to the public. I feel like I am talking to children!
Reagonomics worked, which would have been promoted by Romney. Everyone is a conservative because we all want to balance even our own budget. Romney just changed his mind cuz different times call for different solutions. If he stuck to his principles
Romney would shave been a president for all , just as he was in the diverse stae of Massachusetts. He has already proved that he can relate to all by doing things for people many of us never will and possibly wouldn't if we had the time an Money.
Obama's claim that Romney opposes womens reproductive rights is a lie. He, along with the LDS Church, leave contraception up to the individual. While he personally opposes abortion, he did nothing in MA to stop it. Govt. funding of PP is wrong.
Most undecided voters at the end of an election stay home rather than vote at all, though I agree with you that swing voters are less informed, even while I disagree with nearly everything else you say.
The turnout was high so very few stayed home this time around.
Do we know what the turnout was? I was hoping to hear that fact and haven't yet.
Yes, turnout was high among independents and democrats. Yet 3 million republicans stayed home. They simply felt Romney was not a real conservative. Maybe they're right. McCain got more republican votes than Romney.
As a lifelong Republican whose first vote was cast for Barry Goldwater, in 1964, I have seen my party hijacked by the religious ri
Thats a tough case to make when Romeny who is a massachusetts moderate got the nomination.
Lets see 2008 Obama 69, 498, 215 McCain 59, 948,240
2012 Obama 63, 470,175 Romney 59, 646, 883
If you look at these numbers you can see the claim that the Republican turnout was down and the Democrat and Independents was up, is total BS.
Romney has more integrity in his little finger than any candidate in recent memory. Politics is a dirty business, and the Obama campaign lied its way to victory with its War on Women and class warfare. 4 more years of stagnation and foodstamps.
Romney may have integrity, but those opposing portrayed him as not having much and did a good job at it...I agree, politics is a dirty business and those winning know just what to do to get there. Just a friendly comment.
Romney has no integrity PERIOD! He helped people as Governor of Massachusetts and then ran against himself for president. What kind of a man would do such a thing?
Good points. It was Romney's to lose. Obama did not have more than 52% in any battleground state. 80% of blacks, Latinos and women drank the social-issue Koolaid instead of paying attention to the only important one--the economy. 4 more years--ugh!
His position on the auto bailout was exactly correct. All the president was put off the problem. Those companies are in worse shape now because they never dealt with the real problem and are still strangled with legacy costs.
Romney ddnt flip flop, he just changed his ideas in a changing world. If he didn't flip flop, he would be called rigid and inflexible by a biased media, that feeds propaganda. Romney would have been a president for everyone, as he was a governer for
Romney ran an unorganized campaign. Obama was much better organized. How do you want the country run? I voted for organized. You are 100% right on the auto bailout as was Obama.
His campaign was not disorganized at all. And the Automakers that were bailed out are in worse shape now because they didn't fix any of there problems. Both companies are being run like a mob run bust out with taxpayer dollars.
I agree that the Ryan choice was a horrible one. It was bad partially for the same reason as Palin (courting people who already vote Republican) and because Ryan did not make up for Romney's weaknesses but emphasized them.
obama was leading going before the hurricane4. christie's acknowledgement of the federal response didn't cost romney the election - it was the negative and dishonest way the campaign was run.
the rest is just sour grapes.
Not even Chris Matthews agrees with you on that point, cascoly.
Negative ??? wasn't the Obama campaign the one that accussed Romney of causing a women to die of cancer.
Why can't Obama be as transparent as Bush was? Obama is more like Bush, but worse , than any other president.
People don't realize that getting stuff from govt can lead to slavery and manipulation, not to say anything about lack of freedom. People need to talk more and brainstorm for answers. Some women bought the idea of free birth control instead of jobs.
I totally agree with you, I didn't think my comment above was negative just true in my opinion. I guess free speech and sharing your opinion on here doesn't really matter if it's different than the majority or if someone doesn't like it. Oh well.
"I know what to do and I know how to do it." That was Romney's theme but he never told us what he was going to do it nor how he was going to do it. The people wanted more than rhetoric from him, but that was all he provided.
Agree Mr. Wall.
It wasn't rhetoric , Romney was a proven commodity. Americans see a familiar name and vote. What does it matter if Romney is a flip flipper if his opponent is? Have to fight fire with fire. Actually , he was a breath of fresh air .