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Mitt Romney Still Doesn't Get Why He Lost (And Never Will)
Published on November 14, 2012 by Sara Foss

There's no single reason why Mitt Romney lost the election - I suspect there were several factors.

But one reason, which I don't think has been highlighted, is how mean he and other members of G.O.P. have gotten. If you want people to vote for you, don't insult them! Find a way to outline your vision that doesn't involve insulting half the country! I mean, I don't recall Obama dismissively writing off old white men as a voting bloc in quite the same way the Republicans seem to dismiss blacks, Latinos, young voters, women, and gays. (Did I miss anybody?)

Anyway, here's a story about a still-bitter Mitt, lamenting all the people who voted for Obama because Obama will give them presents. I know that I am expecting a gift card any day now. Which is a joke, by the way. What I am expecting is for Obama to pursue some kind of grand bargain that will mean I get less social security and Medicare when I'm older, and that involves extending as many olive branches as he possibly can to a bunch of sore losers who won't stop crying about the decline of a traditional America.

Also, the New Yorker's Alex Koppelman weighs in on why Mitt Romney will never understand why he lost the election here.

From the archives: Rule of Thumb contributor Cabot Nunlist on the 47 percent controversy

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