Ignore Mainstream Media AND Mainstream GOP Spin On Romney Loss—It Was His Failure With The White Working Class That Did Him In

Ignore Mainstream Media AND Mainstream GOP Spin On Romney Loss—It Was His Failure With The White Working Class That Did Him In

By Washington Watcher, VDare, Nov. 9, 2012

Before I knew the election results, the demographic breakdowns, or read any of the spin from the Mainstream Media, I had a pretty good idea of how I would write up the election if Romney lost.

I would just Google “Hispanic vote” and find a bunch of MSM articles quoting Republican strategists and politicians about how poorly Romney had done among Hispanics. I knew they would bring up the phony 44% Bush supposedly won in 2004 and how Romney alienated Hispanics with his talk (back in the primaries) about “self-deportation.”

I would then note that Romney had in fact done very little to promote patriotic immigration reform in the general election, much bring up racially-tinged issues such as Affirmative Action which could have won him blue collar voters in Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania—much more important than the alleged Hispanic swing vote.

And of course, the MSM did not disappoint. Article after article made trite talk about the Hispanic vote, filled with quotes from GOP hacks urging that the party find some magical way to appeal to this demographic. A few examples:

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7 thoughts on “Ignore Mainstream Media AND Mainstream GOP Spin On Romney Loss—It Was His Failure With The White Working Class That Did Him In

  1. C Bowen (Hawthorne)

    Sav;

    Our local state senator lost thanks to Clinton’s war in Somalia and some dirty tricks from the the Establishment Republicans-a well known liberal Republican who got a job with state to go around explaining why the local tolls had to be hiked. Yeah, great move.

    At least here, why vote Republican? Why bother?

    What is not to admire?

  2. C Bowen (Hawthorne)

    As an add-on, lets recall that Republican performance, particularly Republican conservative (e.g. Allen West joining with the Sharpton mobs) performance during l’affair Zimmerman, cost them the election.

    A strong, unified showing for self-defense would have made Florida easy, and carried the Midwest (with some decent on-going defenses of Zimmerman.)

  3. Kirt Higdon

    This is another take on the Trende article, which I believe was published first on the Real Clear Politics site and also picked up by TAC.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/11/08/the_case_of_the_missing_white_voters_116106.html

    As I wrote before, these missing white voters were mostly Obama voters of ’08. Do the math, which Trende has done, and that conclusion is pretty inescapable. The absence of these white voters from the polls made Romney’s margin of loss a lot less than McCain’s. Sure, if all of these people had shown up at the polls and voted for Romney, he would have won. But is there any plausible scenario by which that would happen and is it especially Romney’s fault that it didn’t? What Republican candidate would have done better?

  4. roho

    True Conservatives are tired of the “LESSER OF TWO EVILS” strategy…………The GOP can die, something else can rise from the ashes?

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