The Real Reason Romney Lost

Mitt Romney CPAC 2011 SC The Real Reason Romney Lost

Now that Mitt Romney lost to one of the most unpopular presidents in U.S. history, the question many are asking is why?

Political pundits on the Left and Right are claiming that Romney appealed too much to the “extreme Right fringe” and was not “moderate enough.”

The truth is that the exact opposite is true.

Prior to the 08’ election, I wrote an article entitled, “RINO=GOP RIP” and warned the GOP not to nominate a liberal establishment candidate like Rudy McRomney for the simple reason that it is virtually impossible to win a national presidential election without your base on election day as 1976, 1992, and 1996 all demonstrated. Unfortunately, the GOP elites thought the pro-family/pro-life Christian base would hold their proverbial noses and vote for their candidate who was essentially a liberal Democrat, John McCain regardless.

They were wrong.

Obama won in an historical landslide.

Fast forward to 2012, and many of us warned that if the GOP once again nominated an establishment-approved liberal like Romney that it would virtually assure 4 more years of the Neo-Marxist radical community organizer in the White House since, again, it’s virtually impossible to win without your base on election day.

But once again, the liberal elites who essentially run the GOP (Reince Priebus, Karl Rove, The Bushies, the folks over at Fox News, the Weekly Standard, and National Review) rammed yet another establishment liberal RINO down our throats who was, from the very beginning, destined for defeat.

Obama’s base turned out Tuesday night.

Romney’s  didn’t.

And why should they have?

After all, in just the past few months, Romney did virtually everything possible to snub the very same Evangelical conservative GOP “Values Voters” base (whose support he would need in every one of the key swing states he lost the other night) by:

  • Refusing to sign the Susan B. Anthony and Personhood U.S.A pro-life pledges.
  • Reaffirming his opposition to bans on homosexual scoutmasters.
  • Opposing 100% pro-life, pro-family, across the board conservative Senatorial candidate Todd Akin.
  • Running pro-abortion ads in key pro-life swing states.
  • Stating that “abortion legislation” and Chick Fill-A was not “part of his agenda.”  (marriage, life, and small business not “part of your agenda?”)

Santorum was right when he said that Romney was the “worst Republican in the country to run against Obama.”

Having lost his own senate re-election bid by 18 points in 2006 by snubbing his own base (by supporting uber-liberal Arlen Specter over conservative primary challenger Pat Toomey), Santorum was all too familiar with what happens when your base stays home on election day.

The GOP elites should have listened to sweater vest Santorum.

So, how do we stop perpetually repeating this mistake every 4 years, you ask?

Simple.

Christian and conservative leaders and grassroots citizens must make it clear that we will, under no circumstances, compromise our core moral and spiritual beliefs by supporting godless liberals like Romney for public office, no matter how many times the liberal GOP inside-the-beltway elites tell us our 100% pro-life, pro-marriage, pro- rule of law Constitutional conservative Christian candidate isn’t “electable.”

When we set the standard based on God’s authoritative Word and tell those running to represent us that if they don’t meet that standard that they will not get our support, I believe we will get candidates who truly represent us.

I’m talking about candidates who believe that our rights come from God and who actually understand that the primary purpose of civil government is to protect and defend those God-given (inalienable) rights (chiefly the right to life without which all other rights are meaningless) and that every elected official at every branch and level of government possesses the same sworn obligation to enforce the imperative requirements of the Supreme Law of the Land.

There were obviously millions of Christians and conservatives who don’t subscribe to the utilitarian-secular-humanist and anti-Biblical “lesser of two evils” construct who refused to cast a vote for the most radically pro-abortion, pro-homosexual governor in the history of the Republic, regardless of who his opponent was.

If the GOP is serious about reversing course in the next election, they may want to run actual candidates whom the base will actually turn out for on election day.

Because, as Romney proved Tuesday night, you don’t win without your base on election day…

 

Gregg Jackson is the national best-selling author of Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies, former radio host on WRKO in Boston and KDAR in Los Angeles, an accomplished speaker who speaks to groups on college campuses nationwide, and writer whose articles have been published in The Wall St. Journal, Washington Times, Human Events, and Townhall.com. His new book that he co-authored with nationally syndicated radio host, Steve Deace, is called, We Won’t Get Fooled Again: Where the Christian Right Went Wrong and How to Make America Right Again.

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons)

 

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Comments

  1. Crankyoldone says:

    The REAL reason ; WE WANT OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS BACK !!!!!!!!

    Rmoney is for the NDAA2012 , for Obamacare , for Banker bailouts , for DRONE attacks , for ENDLESS WARS and the list goes on and on .

    Any people that I have heard from that voted for Obama say " lets get this party started " ! Meaning start the REVOLUTION already ! Lets GO !!!!

  2. AMERICA:
    The truth of the matter, is that, whatever reasons you may think, why Romney lost to the most 'NO GOOD" nothing doing , "illegal president", the main reason, is that "HE FAILED TO EXPOSE OBAMA'S DARK SECRETS", he is too 'SAINTLY GOOD", We can 'OVERLY RESPECT" our opponents in politics?, WE MUST tell the truth about the FACTS of our opponents. That is the only way to win and if you fail to do that, you lose. You can not PRAISE YOUR OPPONENT, by saying he is doing a good job and "I AGREE WITH HIM" no… If falsely insult you. TELL THE WORLD, ABOUT HIS LIES. " SAY HE IS INELIGIBLE", because his father was born in Kenya.,, You can NOT say he is a natural born… because he is not. WE BLAME HIS HANDLERS, who in the first place, 'BELIEVE OBAMA IS QUALIFIED". That was the biggest mistake of the Republican leaders, they do not believe the people who are telling the truth, they believe themselves, who does not know anything about Obama. They fooled themselves, while Obama, fooled the people the SECOND TIME… What a SHAME….

  3. nice job…cut your nose off to spite your face…now we got the anti christ for 4 more years, at least two Supreme Court justices and irreparable damage ta our country and culture. I am a life long Conservative, pro life Christian. What you have all done is reprehensible. You are a bunch of morons and your "principles" have cost us our future…

    • nothing EVER hinges on one person. That is a lie. Obama is just a president. The president is a man and in the US, he can be impeached in many different ways. However, in my humble opinion, his actions have been instrumental to putting America in danger during a time of war. Therefore, this may qualify as high treason. Not withstanding that, we can use impeachment of many other reasons – economy, and incompetence.

      • How about adding Perjury ie: Obummers' FLAT OUT REFUSAL to turn over the necessary documents..(like a REAL Birth Certificate…REAL "School Transcripts & Records, etc.)…Adding CONSPIRACY, and MUCH MORE to those charges of High Treason, etc.???

      • Cherokee Lady says:

        The fact is that the majority Dem's in US Senate would never vote to impeach Obama — they have the final vote on impeachment. Frankly, I doubt that the Senate would impeach Obama no matter what he did, even public murder!

        • That is the Sentates prerogative. The people's obligation to each other is to TRY to do the right thing. Sometimes that means despite odds.

    • You are absolutly right! McCain 2008 revisited! I wrote several letters to the Republican National Commitee complaining about their selection of a weak and at best moderate Democrat Romney who would produce the same pathetic performance that McCain did. Within 2 weeks of election time, it had become very transparent that we were doomed. The Republican Elite have destroyed any chances of us turning this country around.

    • jonifromtexas says:

      I think that statements such as 'Christian and conservative leaders and grassroots citizens must make it clear that we will, under no circumstances, compromise our core moral and spiritual beliefs by supporting godless liberals like Romney for public office, no matter how many times the liberal GOP inside-the-beltway elites tell us our 100% pro-life, pro-marriage, pro- rule of law Constitutional conservative Christian candidate isn’t “electable.” is what make us un-electable. The young voters (and by that I mean 50 years olds and under) will never go for an agenda which tries to impose social policy vis-a-vis the government, as much as the liberals try to impose fiscal policy. THEY ARE BOTH COMMITTING THE SAME MISTAKE. We don't need government telling us what to do. Gay marriage, pro-life stance should be left to the agencies that perform these 'services' and not in the government. Churches/companies should not be forced to perform a service they don't want to, but others should be able to offer the services they do want to perform – such as a gay marriage or early term abortion. You people need to wake up – THE COMMUNISTS ARE IN OUR WHITE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!! Quit being so damn judgmental and get to the big picture.

  4. dan stewart says:

    I agree somewhat with all the previously posted views & romney was not my choice. That being said, ANYBODY is prefferable to bummer. Romney may not have represented all the wants of the ultra christains, but my GOD, do they think obama does? I agree with Steve, they "cut off their nose to spite their face". We are stuck with this anti christian, ultra muslim socialist for at least 4 more years. Do they feel good about upholding their principals while allowing this goon to destroy our country.

  5. dan stewart says:

    I give up. no more posts. Evidently G*D is a word that can get your post deleted. I will probably still read this blog, but I won't waste my time posting.

  6. It WAS his far, hard-right wing stand. If he had attacked Obama's record and policies, and campaigned on creation of JOBS I know of several people (including one who has never voted Republican) who were ready to vote for him until he went on his abortion rant. That alone lost him a bunch of the vote. Had he stuck to Jobs and the economy… For cryin' out loud, even Clinton knew "It's the Economy, Stupid!"

  7. Romney would have been a great president. He lost because of the MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD that is allowed by our government.

  8. Kim Costanzo says:

    Awwwwww Come on people !!!!!!

    These skanks have vote fraud down to a science and to top it off the opposition did nothing of any consequence to stop it. Early voting, absentee bs, prevented and uncounted military votes, electronic voting with suspicious software. GIVE ME A STINKIN BREAK!! So all this post election rhetoric is crap. They did not prevent the fraud and they deserved lose for that alone.. Looks like they will never win the White House again…. EVER !

    • Milo Milosovich says:

      The polls predicted an Obama win for months prior to the election. Just because you AND the Romney people decided to not inhabit a fact-based reality does not mean that Obama "stole" the election.

      • Milo, you are another JACKASS in a very long line of JACKASSES! The very symbol of your party is indeed, a JACKASS! Braying like the idiots that you truly are, how you “won”! What did you “win” except the extermination of a people who have always been there to help the needy and underdog? So now, you have your “free stuff”, only you dumbasses do not seem to realize that this “free stuff” is not free, that someone else pays for it………….and since you “won”, jobs are growing less and less by the day, WHICH means, that no jobs, no taxes paid, and hence, NO FREE STUFF FOR THE LAZY USELESS BEINGS LIKE YOURSELF WILL NO LONGER BE GETTING FOR “FREE”! You will have NOTHING NOW BECAUSE OF YOUR DELIBERATE AND WILLFUL STUPIDITY! I hope you and yours STARVE AND HAVE TO FREEZE YOUR SORRY BUTTS OFF WHILE YOUR “negro” IN OFFICE EATS LOBSTER, STEAKS AND CAVIER, AND SLEEPS IN A NICE WARM BED THAT YOU DIMWITTED MOOCHERS BOUGHT FOR HIM WITH YOUR SUPPORT AND VOTES! Eat “crap”, all of you!

  9. Seeks_the_truth says:

    ■Refusing to sign the Susan B. Anthony and Personhood U.S.A pro-life pledges.
    ■Reaffirming his opposition to bans on homosexual scoutmasters.
    ■Opposing 100% pro-life, pro-family, across the board conservative Senatorial candidate Todd Akin.
    ■Running pro-abortion ads in key pro-life swing states.
    ■Stating that “abortion legislation” and Chick Fill-A was not “part of his agenda.” (marriage, life, and small business not “part of your agenda?”)

    If this list defines a Republican, I guess I'm not one for I would NOT vote for anyone who pushed these agendas.
    Just a different set of freedoms I would be giving up.

  10. Hmm. That's interesting. But, what about the unions claiming they got Obama re-elected?

  11. Romney made the same mistake the McCain did–by not exposing the usurper, he gave the election to him. But the voters that voted for the usurper are so ignorant, they would have voted for him anyway.

  12. DaveMurphy says:

    This goes back too "NO GOP ACCOUNTABILITY OF OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CRIMES!"
    Impeach Holder first,Napalitano for letting TSA do bus searches and groping airline searches,
    Clinton for lying about Benghaz and funding Al Qaeda multiple times and the Muslim Brotherhood.

  13. Really. Why vote for Democrat Lite when you can get the real thing? Like if the choice of a store brand over a national brand is only a few pennies difference.

  14. Charles17121 says:

    Sorry to disagree with the above statement . The reason why Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential election and not because of voter fraud and not because his base did not turn out .

  15. Ionly know that i was going to vote for romney till the RULE CHANGE got ramed in there that did it for me gary johnson and i will not forget bonner head in 2014 and a fule outher GOPers and i know at least a fule outher that were going to vote for romney did not even vote so take it for what it worth

  16. NO one will say a word when somone say ROULE CHANGE isin't that funney

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