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  •  There's a bit more to politics than just identity. (10+ / 0-)

    Sarah Palin showed us that a crappy female on the ticket does not automatically beat a guy with women voters.  Black people don't just vote for Obama because he's black - they could have voted for Herman Cain if all they cared about was skin color.  And the same goes for Hispanics - just putting a Hispanic on the ticket isn't going to instantly draw the Hispanic vote.  

    Any candidate, Presidential or vice, has to actually explain to voters why his or her stances are going to benefit that voter, or his friends, or whatever group of people he or she cares about.  Mitt Romney failed politics 101 when he assumed he could simply win votes without any return on investment.  If you can't show voters you're going to make things better, you'll only get the stupid ones to vote for you, even if you match them demographically.

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