I've already answered the op's question one way, I'll try it another: no the 47% comment did not deep six Romney's chances of winning. It was the Republican base not liking Romney that deep sixed his chances of winning. What the Right likes to forget is that the GOP spent a solid year finding anybody but Romney to run against Obama, and when each of them proved themselves in turn to be too crazy they finally landed on Romney in frustrated, resigned acceptance. If you can't fire up your base for your candidate, stick a fork in him, he's done.
Some people like to divide the government into two parts. Part One includes AFDC checks and Food stamps for black people. Part Two includes everything else.
Part One is the government. Part Two is not the government.
Why would Romney ever intimate that those that did not pay taxes would not vote for him anyway? For what reason did he make that claim in private...to wealthy donors?
everything suggests otherwise including going all out to help recover a lost child of an employee to sticking with his MS crippled wife
top of his class in college both at Stanford and then BYU
top in his Harvard MBA class and an honors degree from the law school as well
won as a GOP, the governorship of Mass.
incredibly successful olympic games management
extremely successful head of Bain capital
You have a resume that screams winner like that?
In the end, Romney lost for one main reason: enough of the American people properly perceived he was not on the side of the average American and his policies would favor the rich over them. And the amazing thing is that of all the GOP candidates who had any sort of chance at the nomination, he was indeed the most electable. Now put those two things together and it tells you in big bold capital letters why the Republicans have lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
One of you will end up here next!
I think all American elections are fixed, that's just my opinion.
Jeb Bush will be the next "elected" president.