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I Haven't Touched on Politics Since the Election But...

This is just too crazy to pass up. The problem is that this kind of craziness quickly becomes conventional wisdom.

A top strategist for failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is saying it's not his fault. Guess who he says is to blame. C'mon, guess. Yup. Those stinking pro-life, pro-traditional marriage weirdos.

Many a post-mortem of Mitt Romney's failed presidential campaign has focused on the gap between President Obama's savvy use of technology and Romney's less sophisticated tech team. But Romney's chief strategist said it was actually all about policy, and evolutions in policy positions will be the only thing that revives the GOP.

"I don't think it's very controversial to suggest that a candidate who favors gay marriage and free contraception might have more appeal to a younger demographic," strategist Stuart Stevens wrote Monday in The Washington Post. "Does anyone want to argue that free contraception is seen as a more pressing issue to your average 21-year-old than to a 55-year-old voter, or that there are more gay rights organizations on college campuses than in VFW halls?"

Stevens said he wishes technological failings "were the problem, because it would be relatively easy to fix. But it's not."
Romney himself isn't saying this, mind you but his top strategist is. Romney actually has it more right. Romney, who will give his first post-election interview on Fox News Sunday, blamed his loss on "gifts" Obama supposedly gave to constituencies like women and minorities.

That's where we are today, folks. People just want the goody-truck backed up and unloaded onto their lap. And if you have a guy giving more stuff away vs. a guy giving less stuff away it's a pretty easy choice. The thing is that Romney never flat out attacked Obama. They implied that he wasn't a great manager and that Romney would be better. That's now how you win elections. You must show the other candidate to be the bad guy. That's what they did to Romney and Romney didn't do it right back.

It's not the pro-lifers. It's not the traditional marriage advocates. It's politics. They played it better. We lost. Now, I'm going to go back to completely ignoring politics, mainly because I think this country is done for and there just ain't no pulling up out of this nosedive.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/romney-strategist-policy-technology-led-defeat-article-1.1272713#ixzz2Lx3IN3se

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abdiesus said...

Virtue and Responsibility will always be a hard sell when compared with Vice and Irresponsibility.

Portraits Plus Art said...

Romney was just another "Democrat Light" and that is why he did not win. Well, that and what I truly believe was voter fraud. Democrats have gotten voter fraud down to a winning science. I had to hold my nose to vote for McCain and again for Romney. Never again. If you have no values and do not fight for them then do not expect me to vote for you. I have often wondered how it happened that McCain beat out Huckabee? Huckabee was leading everyone and beat out Romney.

Mike said...

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

- Alexis de Tocqueville

P.S. Thanks for posting links

KCKim said...

It really is time for the pro-life, religious people to take over the Republican party and put an end to these moderates who keep managing losing elections.

Michael said...

I thought his candidate WAS pro-abortion and pro-gay. My recollection is that his candidate lost because real conservatives wouldn't vote for him. I guess I was mis-informed.

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