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US election 2012: the inside track on Obama's victory and Romney's defeat | Tom McCarthy

There are 14 comments on the The Guardian story from Nov 10, 2012, titled US election 2012: the inside track on Obama's victory and Romney's defeat | Tom McCarthy. In it, The Guardian reports that:

As the dust settles and the president gets back to work, we are starting to learn what really happened on the campaign trail After the election come the backgrounders - thousands of words of meticulously reported explanations of what went miserably wrong or miraculously right.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Guardian.

Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#2 Nov 10, 2012
Could be some of the things mentioned in the article and the echo chamber Mitt and teabaggers were fed by FOX.

That's what happens when you listen to crap instead of your gut.

All that money.

It must stop.

Get ready for the next one, this one will seem like peanuts.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#3 Nov 10, 2012
What went right is a victory for the good guys.
Maybe there is a God after all.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#4 Nov 10, 2012
The RICH get RICHER and the POOR GET POORER..IT was TIME for a change..If the rich keep cutting this and that..there won't be any bucks filling their boxes BECAUSE the middle class and the poor WILL have been left WITH nothing..No healthcare, no jobs and never a sign of relief..for HOPE! Because, with the RICH, if they don't like something they just toss it in the trash and forget about it..HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW!
Ralph

Coleman, MI

#5 Nov 10, 2012
I really quite simple what went wrong. Mitt didn't promise enough free stuff. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-11-10/food... . I sure am glad the welfare rats gave us four more years of the good times.
serfs up

Melbourne, FL

#6 Nov 10, 2012
A lot of Republicans were not enamored with Mitt Romney. He is a nice enough fellow, but his politics were moderate to RINO in his career which hurt him. Considering the Democratic party is 90% progressive there is very little debate. The major reason he lost was his view on national defense and the wars. Indeed, Obama is basically the same but Romney was going to even enlarge our presence overseas. It seems the Republican Party snubbing Ron Paul help to cost them the election. I praise Ron Paul today. Love him or hate him, he stuck to principles. Right now he goes down in history as a footnote. In the future he will be remembered as prophetic.
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#7 Nov 10, 2012
serfs up wrote:
A lot of Republicans were not enamored with Mitt Romney. He is a nice enough fellow, but his politics were moderate to RINO in his career which hurt him. Considering the Democratic party is 90% progressive there is very little debate. The major reason he lost was his view on national defense and the wars. Indeed, Obama is basically the same but Romney was going to even enlarge our presence overseas. It seems the Republican Party snubbing Ron Paul help to cost them the election. I praise Ron Paul today. Love him or hate him, he stuck to principles. Right now he goes down in history as a footnote. In the future he will be remembered as prophetic.
Pathetic not prophetic.
serfs up

Melbourne, FL

#8 Nov 10, 2012
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>Pathetic not prophetic.
I figured there would be a rebuttal. But we will see in a decade or so. See if things really improve or they get worse.
Ex-GOP Con

United States

#9 Nov 10, 2012
Ralph wrote:
I really quite simple what went wrong. Mitt didn't promise enough free stuff. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-11-10/food... . I sure am glad the welfare rats gave us four more years of the good times.
What went wrong is the GOP TEA Party establishment failed to nominate a true conservative like Ron Paul. Instead two government growers were put up. One fought for the working middle class. The other fought for the 1%. That was the only distinction.
Ex-GOP Con

United States

#10 Nov 10, 2012
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> I figured there would be a rebuttal. But we will see in a decade or so. See if things really improve or they get worse.
Things will get better. Both Obama and Ron Paul have sound fiscal policies:

Obama and Clinton: You spend. You tax.

Ron Paul: You cut taxes. You cut spending. And vice versa.

However the GOP TEA RINO Policy will bankrupt this nation: you spend spend spend, and cut taxes. Or vice versa, cut taxes and spend spend spend like a drunken sailor.

The only problem is that Grover Norquist controls the GOP TEA RINOs in the House.

President Obama holds all the cards now fortunately with America backing him. If the GOP do not compromise then the tax cuts will expire for EVERYONE as part of the fiscal cliff. President Obama and the Dems can then come back in and push to give tax cuts to the working middle class. If the GOP refuse, they will look bad. If they hold the middle class tax cuts hostage unless the 1% get a tax cut as well they will also look bad. Either way it is a lose lose situation for Boehnor.
John

Elk Grove Village, IL

#11 Nov 10, 2012
The reason Romney lost is because all the takers took a look at Mitt and thought. Hey that guy looks like the guy that fired me. I'm not voting for someone that will fire me from my government goodies.
Won't be long kiddies, the chickens will be coming home to really roost.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#12 Nov 10, 2012
Romney's campaign for the highest office in the land was code-named "Project Orca."

Project Orca was the Republican Party's newest and MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED PLAN to win the 2012 presidential election, the Romney campaign boasted. "Thousands of volunteers have been trained and certified in order to legally be in the polling area."

Project Orca soon became Project Fail Whale.

Who pulled Romney down? The tea party?
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#13 Nov 10, 2012
John wrote:
The reason Romney lost is because all the takers took a look at Mitt and thought. Hey that guy looks like the guy that fired me. I'm not voting for someone that will fire me from my government goodies.
Won't be long kiddies, the chickens will be coming home to really roost.
Most of these Republicans are still flapping around like chickens with their heads cut off. They won't be coming home to roost any time soon.
John

Elk Grove Village, IL

#14 Nov 10, 2012
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Most of these Republicans are still flapping around like chickens with their heads cut off. They won't be coming home to roost any time soon.
Seen all the layoffs? Many more to come pal. Many more to come.
John

Elk Grove Village, IL

#16 Nov 10, 2012
All you people sit in your little shells all day playing texting, twittering, facebooking have virtually no idea what is really going on in the American industrial complex. It is being decimated. It is in it's closing stages of collapse. But you wouldn't know that sitting behind your ipods.
Talk about being out of touch with reality. The industrial parks of America are skeletons of the past. Empty warehouses, torn down companies. EVERYWHERE! The companies that are left are going to provide you with a bunch more layoffs. Soon and they will close as well. SOON! Hope and Change are really coming.

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