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  •  In short, Mitt lost because after 8 years he still (6+ / 0-)

    didn't have a clue how to run a campaign.

    "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

    by Bob Love on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 11:52:02 AM PST

    •  Well, more sophisticated than that ... (2+ / 0-)
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      kurt, Bob Love

      He figured out in four years how to run a very successful primary campaign. But they erred in applying those lessons so unthinkingly to the general election, as if it were just a nationwide Republican primary against a liberal Democratic opponent.

      •  Mitt ran a pyrrhic primary campaign (0+ / 0-)

        that left all his opponents and their supporters despising him. Santorum made supportive noises, but Gingrich never backed down from calling him an outright liar, and Ru Paul didn't support him at all.

        He let the Republican primary campaign define him as much as he let the Obama campaign do the same.

        "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

        by Bob Love on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 09:30:53 AM PST

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