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Aftermath Analysis : Republicans - who do you blame most for the loss?

Posted by on Nov. 7, 2012 at 2:59 AM
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Republicans - who do you blame most for the loss?    Order the following from BIGGEST INFLUENCE to LEAST INFLUENCE:


eg:

BIGGEST INFLUENCE

  • The last minute improved job figures
  • Sandy
  • Chris Christie
  • Third party voters and "Jesus" write ins
  • The religious wing
  • The 1% wing
  • The leaked 47% recording
  • Biased media
  • Fraudulent voting
  • The perception of there being a war on women
  • The debates
  • Romney
  • Ryan
  • Not enough money to get the message over
  • It was the electorate's fault for being blind or greedy
  • Fate or Predestination
  • Satan's will
  • God's will
  • President Obama did well
  • Bush
  • The economic crisis under Bush (eg bankers/homeowners/etc)
  • Immigrants
  • Homosexuals
  • The campaign tacticians who decided how to divide Romney's warchest
  • Particular policies in the platform (please specify)
  • Poor communication

LEAST INFLUENCE

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glitterteaz
by on Nov. 7, 2012 at 3:02 AM
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lol

Clairwil
by Gold Member on Nov. 7, 2012 at 3:04 AM
Quoting glitterteaz:

lol

No, this is a serious question.

If the Republicans here give a unified answer, then they have hope.

If they give widely differing answers, then they are doomed.

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Nov. 7, 2012 at 3:09 AM
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An out of touch political party?

A party that wants to return America to 1950.

A party that refuses to accept a new and different populace.

A party that refuses to acknowledge a bigger and more dominant global economy.

The GOP will not win until they evolve-

mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on Nov. 7, 2012 at 3:12 AM
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I blame people who can't spell "speach" and their ilk..................

JavaMom2one
by on Nov. 7, 2012 at 3:20 AM
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Do we have to pick from that list?  This is a legitimate question, yes?

Personally, nothing on that list fits my guess.

I think what "hurt" Romney was that so many literally believed the scare tactics of the other side over women's rights etc... under a Romney Presidency.

I think it shows the number of younger votes, because as a person who has seen many elections now, and heard all those same arguments over the years about how if elected so-n-so is going to take us back in time with woman's rights, I no longer even give those claims credit.  I see them for what they truly are, scare tactics.

 However, I think the younger, less experienced voter,  actually believed the scare tactics used by certain parties.

So while I sort of select women's right issues as a key factor in the outcome of this election, I actually think it's more due to the less experienced voter who actually believed bogus scare tactics that have been used in so many elections prior.

P.S.  Let me add I'm neither a dedicated Democrat nor Republican.... simply a voter very disappointed in Obama and what he's done and NOT done for our country as a whole.

Clairwil
by Gold Member on Nov. 7, 2012 at 3:20 AM
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Quoting Sisteract:

An out of touch political party?

A party that wants to return America to 1950.

A party that refuses to accept a new and different populace.

A party that refuses to acknowledge a bigger and more dominant global economy.

The GOP will not win until they evolve-

This thread is for the Republicans.

Clairwil
by Gold Member on Nov. 7, 2012 at 3:22 AM
Quoting JavaMom2one:

Do we have to pick from that list?  This is a legitimate question, yes?

Personally, nothing on that list fits my guess.

No, the list is just factors I've seen one person or another blame.

Give only the ones you think are relevant, and add in any that you think relevant, that are not on the list.

BUT do order them.  Don't just say what might be relevant - give some indication of which factors were (in your opinion) very important, and which were not.

little.worthen
by Tess on Nov. 7, 2012 at 3:24 AM
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I blame the liberals
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mom2twinboyz
by Bronze Member on Nov. 7, 2012 at 3:24 AM
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Honestly I blame the party as a whole for not getting on message from the beginning and backing a candidate 100%. Romney was not most people's first choice. Nominating him was a mistake. There was a reason he didn't get the nod last time. Why I don't know. Just not likable enough I guess or people didn't dislike obama enough.
JavaMom2one
by on Nov. 7, 2012 at 3:28 AM
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Let me just say that I found the majority on that list to be irrelevant in my own personal opinion.

Quoting Clairwil:

Quoting JavaMom2one:

Do we have to pick from that list?  This is a legitimate question, yes?

Personally, nothing on that list fits my guess.

No, the list is just factors I've seen one person or another blame.

Give only the ones you think are relevant, and add in any that you think relevant, that are not on the list.

BUT do order them.  Don't just say what might be relevant - give some indication of which factors were (in your opinion) very important, and which were not.


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