I also think for a lot of people, its not exclusively about the economy. Making women out to be sluts and porno queens because they want BC coverage isn't going to get a lot of female votes. I know it wasn't Romney who promoted this concept but it was Romney's "team" that did and denounced rigorously by Obama. Making Hispanics out to be presumed criminals in Arizona who should be racially profiled based on their ethnic features with only the authority to arrest and then release and no authority to try, deport or grant residency under federal immigration law, thus legal harassment under state law with other states wanting to copy it isn't going to get you many Latino votes. It might be a false perception or have anything to do with Mitt Romney himself but perception is reality and the AZ immigration law is seen as "this is how republicans treat Hispanics". I could go on but there are quite a few groups the GOP and those perceived as speaking for the GOP who have been alienated over the past 4 years on things having nothing to do with the economy.
Last edited by Smeagol; 09-26-12 at 02:55 PM.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
If Romney was socially centrist supported at least civil unions, distanced himself from republican immigration policy, took the more centrist I support whatever the status quo line on abortion, was actively pro guns, and pro capital punishment, and did his best not to mention faith too often, I think he would be rather far ahead in the polls.
I mean, it might be totally unscientific empirical observation but the few people I know would would swing vote might have voted for governer Romney, but they are very unlikely to vote for Candidate Romney, not after the crap he said in the primaries.