Do you think Romney's outright lies strategy cost him his candidacy?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (9 posts)
  1. Taurean Doll profile image61
    Taurean Dollposted 11 years ago

    Do you think Romney's outright lies strategy cost him his candidacy?

    Even his hometown didn't vote for him and I just don't understand why Republicans chose him when they disqualified him as a vice presidential candidate in the first place.While I was watching the 'Game Change' movie, I had the gut feeling that Romney is going to have the same fate as John McCain. His 'mantra' did not work simply because he did didn't have a concrete platform and thinks that a quick fix for certain resuscitation could be the ultimate solution. To all the Romney voters, "Ignorance is no excuse".

  2. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    Let's stop. The election is over.  And Obama will be in office for 4 more years.  It is time to stop speculating and move forward.

    1. Taurean Doll profile image61
      Taurean Dollposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Even if the election is over and I know that the Republicans feel miserable that they lost two elections in a row. Don't U think there's something wrong with the people behind this party or is just the candidates themselves?

    2. peanutroaster profile image64
      peanutroasterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      GOP needs to start re-learning how to govern.  Offer ideas not just become a roadblock.  And get off the extreme social issues.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image81
    dashingscorpioposted 11 years ago

    The Republican party has to take it’s party back from the “tea party”group.
    There was no room to include (moderate Republicans) in the current platform especially with regard to social issues. Romney also made some huge mistakes early on that came back to bite him such as being against the auto bail-out. (Ohio is a state where 1 in 8 people are employed due to the auto industry). Latinos are among the fastest growing demographic in the nation and he lost 71% of their vote with his “self-deportation” comments.
    He talked about getting rid of FEMA and then we had Hurricane Sandy come along. The states of NY and NJ were grateful to get Federal Government help through FEMA.
    He said he would get rid of Planned Parenthood and was against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act which caused him to lose the majority of women voters. He was against equality of “Same Sex Marriages” which probably alienated any gay Republicans.
    He was not a fan of current student loan arrangements which hurt him with the youth. Factory workers did not identify with him and blamed his history of out-sourcing for their job losses. The black vote has been Democrat for over 50 years, there was no shot there.
    Romney (lost in every possible demographic except the older white male voters).
    No one is going to get elected by appealing to (only one segment) of the country. You also can’t win the presidency strictly because there is a vocal crowd that hates the other guy. You have to present your plan and not change it every time you get in front of a camera. Last but not least his party was never fully in his corner. He was a candidate they got stuck with.
    If the Republican party does not learn to adapt and find a way to become more “inclusive” it is in danger of becoming a dinosaur party. The 1950s aren’t coming back.

  4. peanutroaster profile image64
    peanutroasterposted 11 years ago

    Surely the "Jeep Moving to China" lie cost him votes in Ohio.   He lost MA, NH and even Ryan's state Wisconsin.  Basically the people who know him best - rejected him.  That should tell you something. But the Mormon's in Utah (and the Olympics state) stood by him.   

    But on the other hand surely voters were voting FOR Obama not against Romney.  They were voting for the Affordable Healthcare Act, for the middle class, for equal rights for women, minorities and gays.  For union bargaining rights, investments in alternative energy, for dealing with climate change, for less war, for honesty, for moderate supreme court nominations, for choice etc.

  5. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image85
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 11 years ago

    I truly believe Romney lost this election because he consistently showed an inability to make good decisions on many fronts.  He simply was not the man for the job, but unfortunately, he was the best the Republicans had to offer at the time.

  6. cascoly profile image61
    cascolyposted 11 years ago

    one of the reasons romney captured the nomination is the problem with primary systems (or other 3+ way races ) in which the most favored candidate doesn't always win.  eg, A beats B and C, even though most people would prefer B or C over A  one solution to this is proportional voting in which you list your candidates in order of preference.

    in addition, the republican party has become so extreme that it's difficult for anyone who would appeal to the middle to be successful in the primaries, so the ultimate candidate is either an extremist, or has to pretend to be one as  romney did thruout the primaries.

    1. peanutroaster profile image64
      peanutroasterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Very true.  GOP ended up with a faux extremist instead of a real one like Santorum.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)