Explanation of Romney's defeat #97

Over the past two days, I've seen more explanations from the right and left for Romney's loss than I care to go into. But I've actually read this one a couple of times. From the Romney campaign: A Romney adviser partly blames last night's defeat on a weak message. "Turnout was the big problem, since we didn't get all of McCain's voters to the polls, but we really should have been talking more about Benghazi and Obamacare," an adviser says, speaking on the condition of anonymity. "Those are major issues and Romney rarely mentioned them in the final days." The adviser expects Stuart Stevens, Romney's chief strategist, to bear the brunt of the blame, but not all of it. "There is a Boston clique that will stick together," the adviser says. "But blaming Stuart and the other newcomers means blaming Romney, so they will be careful. They know Romney always gave Stuart his complete confidence." Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, the adviser adds, is persona non grata in Romney's...(Read Full Post)