The Real Reason Romney Lost

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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?


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 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.

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9 comments to The Real Reason Romney Lost

  • Bentouami

    This election was stolen, that is bottom line.

    • Jerome C. Borden

      No, it was thrown away by the "checked pants" crowd. The time to groom true Conservatives is now!

      • Bentouami

        Excuse me Mr. Borden, but the "checked pants" crowd has nothing to do with this election. Day by day new revelations are coming to light about the blatant fraudulant Democratic Parties "gestapo" methods used to insure Obama's re-elected. This is Russian Democracy at it's best!

  • The answer to the question of why Romney lost is simple and has existed since our nation's founding…

    The republic will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. -Thomas Jefferson

    When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. –Benjamin Franklin

  • Rush Limbauhh said:"inanation of children, Santa Claus wins."

  • AnthonyJ

    This article is the best I’ve seen. O did steal alot of votes but it’s a fact that many conservatives stayed home instead of holding their nose to vote for the lesser of two evils. I watched it close from the start of the primaries. Fox News helped the Rino steal the primary. I’ll bet tthe GOP started the crap about Herman Cain. Look no further than Fox and Karl Rove if u want to blame somebody. Now all the Rino party can think of is move further left. They want Rubio next time. I like Rubio but he is not eligible to be Potus or V Potus.

    • Bentouami

      Carl Rove was correct in his analysis of the election. The only "minor "problem was that the Democratic Party stole the election with millions of fraudulant votes around the USA. Funny, the largest percentage of illegal votes came from swing states, wonder why?

  • obama is still illegally occupying the White House because the (so-called election) was fixed. It seems everyone knew it was going to be except Mitt and Paul…
    officially, obama had 8,000,000 cast for him than in 2008 – that was probably closer to 10mil. Romney supposedly had 3,000,000 FEWER votes than McCaine did in 2008 – who the he-l believes that?
    Add to that the "lost" or "late" military ballots, the felons and dead peoples votes and the bambots who voted 5 times (as admitted to on facebook) and there is little doubt that Mitt didn't really lose the election, it was stolen from him (and us) by the most blatant fraud ever perpetrated on a so-called civilized society.

  • AnthonyJ

    If the GOP had ran a real conservative he would have won by a land slide. Bush got more Mormon votes than Romney did. Only 30 percent of the Jews voted. Romney was no conservative, not even close.