Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I pontificate--Romney's loss

Mitt Romney's loss is a result of America's inability to identify with a Boston investment banker. A number of events may have swayed the election in the final days--Hurricane Sandy, the imprudent jeep ad, and Obama's superior ground game in Ohio, but fundamentally Romney had an identity problem.


  1. You don't think it has anything to do with the fact that the Republican Party is ideologically bankrupt (or at least so divided ideologically that it can no longer represent a unity--I am reminded of the cartoon coyote standing on a ladder the rungs of which have been cut and he slowly extends his legs as the halves separate and fall)?

  2. I believe the same can be said of the democratic party--except it might be ever so slightly less united than the Republicans. So it's a wash, and you have to look for something else to explain the loss since both parties are bankrupt. The real issue is loyalty. Identity is the biggest factor in garnering loyalty. Mitt was unable to earn enough of it.