Why Mitt Romney lost; where do we go from here?

This was a Presidential Election Mitt Romney should have won going away. What with 7.9% unemployment, millions gave up and left the work force, employers laying off because of Obama care taxes, worst recovery in US history, six trillion dollars in new debt, US deficit hit 120 billion dollars in October, majority of Americans have said that the US is on the wrong track. When Obama won the Presidency he stated that if he did not fix the economy by the end of his first term he should be a one term President. With the above statistics, I could have run for President and win. So what went wrong?

Lets start with Obama care. In my letter of Jan 8th, 2012, titled “Why did Michele lose in Iowa”, I gave a critique of the remaining Republican Candidates running for President, and here is what I wrote about Mitt Romney. “I can’t even imagine what is going to happen in the debates with Obama when the issue of health care comes up. Romney has stressed that he would repeal Obama care. For the life of me, can you imagine in the debate on this issue”. Naturally, the reason I stated that, was because Romney initiated health care when he was Governor of Massachusetts. This was the issue, the majority of the American people, polls show, want Obama care in its present form repealed, and replaced by a better health care program. Yes, Romney said many times that the first act as President he would repeal Obama care, but even a Romney supporter like myself, did not feel comfortable hearing it from him, never mind an undecided voter. Romney had to take it off the table; an issue that could have been our biggest weapon. This issue should have been ours in the debates, even though it rarely came up, it should have been brought up by our candidate, instead of hoping it wouldn’t come up.

I have stressed many times how Obama care will have a crippling effect on our economy, I will not write about it here; what I will write about is the people who think they have it made in the shade, that Obama care will not effect them, either because they are wealthy, they have a present insurance policy that is great, etc., etc. So you think because you are wealthy you are exempt from the deficiencies of Obama care. You think you are safe because your present union retirement plan is a Cadillac Plan. Obama care is non tried, there is so much to learn about it yet. This insurance plan will revamp the whole insurance industry. What if your Cadillac Plan becomes a Studebaker Plan? (I know, I am showing my age) How are you so sure that when the dust settles on Obama care, your present Cadillac Plan will stay the same. You see, they will have review boards of non-Doctors, which Sarah Palin rightly labeled “Death Panels”. You can be wealthy, you can have your Cadillac Plan, you can be an intellectual , an elitist, whatever you are presently labeled. If you are seventy years of age, and you need a hip replacement, guess what, your life is not productive any more, you wait in the back of the line, behind the younger people. Now, doesn’t that make you feel wonderful? I will suggest to anyone who is presently of the higher age bracket to get any surgery taken care of now, do not wait till the dust is settled, because you might be left with just a dust pan. This important issue was left out of the public debate. Why?, because Romney could not talk about it with confidence.

I like Paul Ryan tremendously, but he should not have been picked as Vice-President. As soon as Paul Ryan was picked, the team of Romney and Ryan had to start talking about the fact they were not going to hurt Medicare. What kind of nonsense was this? With the majority of the public being in the “give me” mode, these guys are talking about anyone who is presently on Medicare will not be cut , but anyone under 55 years of age will receive a voucher. This was terrible. I talked in another paper that Republicans should stay off the issues of entitlements. Fix the economy that I was sure Romney could do, then you could get into fixing and safe guarding the entitlements. My Vice- Presidential pick would have been Marco Rubio. In my letter of Sept 2011, titled,”Lets Take One Step Back, Take A Deep Breath And Think” I said this. “It has been said that there are about 12 million illegal’s in the country. I said there are more like 20 million. Are we to round up 20 million people like they would do in Nazi Germany, and in your communist countries, and ship them out even though they are now established? When President Bush ran for reelection he had 40% of the Hispanic vote, Romney was only able to pick up 27%. President Bush put a bill in for comprehension immigration reform that his own party did not back; don’t you think the Hispanics were appreciative of that. Marco Rubio would have made a big difference in the final vote, maybe even swing the election.

Romney made the statement of the fact there are 47% of Americans presently collecting some kind of entitlements. He forgot that in this group are Social Security and Medicare recipients. I just don’t understand why a statement like that was even necessary. To me it sounds like a defeatist kind of statement. It sounds to me like he is saying, “with that kind of entitlement consumption how can I win? That followed him around for the rest of the campaign, and he even had to come out and admit it was a mistake.

Now you have Hurricane Sandy and Governor Chris Christie.(Every time I think of Chris Christie he reminds me of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, I think it’s something about his name, you think?) I understand the fact that the Hurricane stopped Romney’s message for about five days, but that does not mean that Christie had to in an obvious fashion kiss Obama’s rare end for help to his state. When a State declares a national disaster it automatically receives the aid that is warranted. The least Christie could have done is invite Romney to the state, which he did not. You think he wanted to be picked for Vice-President?

The third and final debate looked to me like a football team, at the end of the game protecting its lead, and instead of going for more points and playing aggressive the other team catches up and gets the final touch down to beat them. That was what Romney did in that last debate. He should have played hard ball. He should have brought up the Benghazi Attack. He should have asked the President, “Mr. President, why did you send out your UN Ambassador to five Sunday talk shows to lie to the American People that the attack was due to a you tube Video, when in fact you knew from the start it was a terriosts attack? Every day there is new information coming out on Benghazi, why are you not straight with the American people?. Just like in selling cars, Romney did not close the deal. He really thought he was going to win, but even if that’s the case, you go for the home run.

Where do we go from here? Socialism is a late starter in America. Woodrow Wilson wanted to plant the seeds, but war and a stroke interrupted his plan. Franklin Roosevelt started our country towards socialism. Many entitlements came after him in the form of helping the people whereas its disguised as power grab. We give to the people, they vote for us. I said many times, you can’t take a entitlement away once its implemented. President Kennedy said “ Its not what the country can do for you, its what you can do for the country”. My, has that changed. The Democrats have taught the people its all about what I can do for you, as long as you keep voting for me. People just do not understand what this does to business, and they don’t want to know as long as they get their freebees. Their attitude is let the business person just raise prices to cover any new entitlement. They don’t understand that the 6 rolls of paper towels that you now pay fifteen Dollars for will become thirty five Dollars if this pace continues. Socialism such as in Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany; why do you think they no longer have powerful Military’s?, its because the expense of entitlements have taken over in those countries, and one thing you must never forget, there are people out there who want to kill us, that is real, it is not fantasy.

How would the entitlement peoples attitude have changed? I should say, wanting of more entitlements, Mitt Romney I am sure would have fixed our economy. When the country is prospering and you have a job, your attitude changes to optimism. This is how we get our country back. Mitt and Ann Romney are good and honest people, I got to like them a lot. I am thrilled that my Grandson saw Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in person. We will prevail. The conservative movement is not dead. They thought it was dead until Ronald Reagan came on the scene. We will save our country, the right person will come along, and when you come right to it, It’s Gods call, isn’t it?

I have been asked by some of the people that I had friendly debates during the last few years, as to how I an coping with the lost? Naturally I say, just fine, there will be another day. What I want to tell them is this: Twenty years ago I lost my wife Susie of twenty-three years, my business of fifteen years, and my Mother, all within one years time, and within the second year I lost also someone else very dear to me. Do I think maybe God was telling me something, I thing yes. I will be okay, it’s the United States of America I am worried about now. May God bless our great United States of America.

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5 comments on “Why Mitt Romney lost; where do we go from here?

  1. Frank Boone says:

    I only got through the first 3 paragraphs but promise I will come back to read the rest if I need to revise this comment.

    I said long before the GOP Convention, that Obama wanted out of all 9 of the candidates, Romney to run because he would be the easiest to beat.

    First, he’d look like a “waffling” hypocrite on socialized healthcare. He wasn’t really the “conservative” he now would have to look like and that would have two big effects on the election. The conservative base of the GOP would not vote for him and would either stay home or vote for a third candidate that actually had a more and “real” conservative public history.

    Personally I don’t think we’ve ever had a more moral and upstanding man to run for president than Romney. Not in my lifetime anyway. But sadly that’s not the criteria we use to elect our POTUS.

    For instance I believe Bush the Younger was a moral and upstanding man, but he was raised at a time when “compassionate” conservative had been sold to us by the liberals as what we conservatives should be. He feel for it. Likely because of the silver spoon in his mouth that William F. Buckley Jr. noted years ago, causes those like him to feel guilt because of their inherited wealth. Since he had to do little if anything to actually earn his way in life he feels guilty that so many have to struggle to clothe their children and have food on the table under the roof they also have to provide.So rahter than just being “charitable” he chose to use the power of the federal government to provide said charity.

    One big reason Romney lost is the GOP no longer lives up to their namesake. They no longer are “republicans’ because they no longer believe in a republic. It all started under Lincoln but came on full force just after the turn of the 20th century when “progressives” took over the GOP.

    That poison they introduced into the bloodstream of the GOP was not a fast acting poison but one that would take years or decades to to weaken the victim enough that they would become easy prey for those that seek only to lessen their liberty or kill them outright.

  2. johnapappas says:

    Mitt Romney is a just and moral man. The problem is you have an immoral newsmedia. my gosh! Look what they did to Sarah Palin,(by the way they havent heard the last of her yet) like I said in my blog, Obama Care was our biggest issue and he had to stay away from it, and only talk about it when he had to. This baloney of its okay for the the will of the states, but its not for the Federal Government to impose it on the states was not going to fly; you and I know its true, but in the meantime Romney lost his creditability with the public on this issue.
    Picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, as much as I like Paul Ryan, another big mistake. Why are you putting a big entitlement on the front burner? Like I said, America is presently a give me country, Become President first, get people working like I knew he would have, then you can talk about fixing whatever entitlement.
    Ronald Reagan, when he was running for President was smart enough to stay away from social issues as much as he could. Today you have this Democratic party talking and making a major issue that women should have birth control pills paid for. Do you think Benjamin Franklin is turning over in his grave, when he was asked as he was coming out of the convention hall,” Dr. Franklin, what have you given us”, and he replied” a Republic if you can keep it”.

  3. elaine says:

    Great blog! Great points! Wonder why Romney couldn’t see this while he was campaigning? Poor advice to him or poor campaigne management I guess.

    I think that a main reason as to why Romney lost is because everytime he spoke he brought up cuts, and he did so strongly but what he didn’t do is specify where he wants to cut. People who follow politics knows pretty much what he meant but those who do not follow politics were freaking out wondering whats going to happen to their social security benefits, what’s going to happen to their food stamps, medicaid etc….and yes, that does sound like people depending on government help too much but don’t forget those who truly need the help. He should have been more specific as to what he wanted to cut.

    And YES! Chris Christie not only threw Romney under the bus but also the republican party by bashing the question asked to him on Fox and Friends if Christie would let Romney tour the state with him after the hurricane. I tell you what Christie! That was not a question aimed to turning the hurricane political like you so easily assumed! There was massive devastation! The question was geared to show the state of New Jersey concern for that state! Christie made it political. Nobody else did.

    Also, alot of feedback that I got from people here in my community is that they didn’t like the whole Bain Capital ordeal. The number one question they were asking was if Romney could easily take away our jobs here at home with Bain Capital what makes them think he wouldn’t do the same as President.

    • Frank Boone says:

      Yep Romney had the same alleged “advisers” that sealed the deal on McCain’s defeat. Although Romney’s probs went far deeper than just RINO advisers. Hey, and Christie’s just another RINO so what else would one expect? 🙂 If it wouldn’t get him seconds at the supper table he could are less LOL

      Romney’s Bain Capital days were used by a dishonest media to paint him as something he wasn’t and just like what they did “for” Obama, painting him as everything but what he was, they did “against” Romney every chance they had.

  4. johnapappas says:

    Great reply! Thats my Daughter for you. I wonder where she got it from.

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