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Subject:  Re: Top Six Reasons Why Romney Lost Date:  11/16/2012  1:07 PM
Author:  JoelCairo Number:  1837412 of 2207459

Great analysis. I'm sure there are more reasons. But reading yours, what strikes me is that the root cause is the abandonment of the true course of the Republican Party -- conservatism colored with respect for the country, the population, and the process -- in favor of an unmoving, strident, right-wing self-righteous strain of selfishness which colored everything, and underlay all your points -- it led to the destructive nominee cluster who dominated the airwaves for a year; it drove away any thoughtful moderate except the egotist you mentioned. It rejected traditional principles, took irrelevant extremist positions, and led to full buy-in to the extraordinary number of flat-out lies on which the critique of Obama was based.
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