Romney lost because he offered jobs to a country that largely, doesn't want to work ?
Your analysis of Romeny's loss comes close to 47% remark that got Romeny in hot water. Note that having contempt for large portions of the electorate isn't a winning strategy. Saying that Americans aren't working because they are too stupid, lazy, or dishonest is blaming the problem on the victims. Romney lost for a combination of reasons. First off, nobody really trusted him. He was pro-choice but now he is pro-life. He promised to fight for stem cell research then he promised to oppose it. He wanted to raise the minimum wage then he was against it. He was against using resources to catch Osama Bin Laden then after Obama nailed OBL claimed it was something anyone would do. He was for a path to citizens for undocumented workers then he was against letting "illegals" become citizens. He was against privatizing Social Security then he wanted to do it. He was for banning assualt weopons then he was against it. He was for bailing out failing banks then he said we never should have done it. He was against government propping up the American auto industry then he tried to take credit for it. He was for limiting carbon emissions then he said it was hooey. He held up his health care program in Massachussets as a model for America then said it shouldn't be done at the national level. He is a political chamellion who will say whatever voters wanted him to hear sometimes even changing positions taking to different groups on the same day. True conservatives knew they he had no principals. Liberals knew he had no compassion for people like them. And moderates who may have respected any heart felt position saw him as insencere. The only thing that propelled Romney as far as he got was a visceral hatred many Americans feel for President Obama. Second, he was running on a platform of tax cuts, deregulation, and a bellicose foreign policy. What got us into this mess? Tax cuts, deregulation, and a bellicose foreign policy. He tried to distance himself from George W Bush but at the same time ran on most of the same platform. He promised to make this all work with a special sauce that he couldn't disclose to voters until after he was elected. Lastly, Obama really hasn't been a terrible president. We have Dodd-Frank, the Affordable care Act, Osama Bin Laden is dead and GM went from the brink of collapse to being the #1 automaker in the world and while the economy is in shambles it is at least slowly moving in the right direction. The hyperbole the GOP has been spinning about the president lost it a lot of credibility. There certainly were weaknesses the GOP could have attacked but they went out so far trying to fan the base's hatred of Obama that they turned most of the rest of Americans away.
i am a republican and i will admit to not being happy when Romney won the nomination- i was hoping Bachman and Perry would have made it farther- but i supported our nominee because i do not believe that four more years of a carter administration will benefit the country.
i believe that the hispanic, black, college and liberal female vote , as well as all of the welfare recipients that obama has in his corner were simply too hard to stand against. i do believe the 47% statement is somewhat true to a lesser extent- most likely around 35% and those people were a loyal base for bronco bama and were not going to vote for anyone else, and of course you have the 'well wishers' that bought into the ' lets finish what we started' ploy. i believe the debates had 0 impact on how people were going to vote- the president was caught by Romney in many lies- and in some cases even shown to be a bit childish ( ' horses and bayonets ') and biden was shown to be an absolute 'nut'- yet they prevailed, which tells me that the welfare recipients wish to continue to get welfare and were going to back the person that would give that to them- and condemn the one that would take it away.
also the president had 7 more states that were his ( the 57 states of america).
i have heard the statement quite a few times from people i know who are on welfare that they would not support a republican because they would take their welfare away. the 47% (35%) statement was strategically a dumb move- but the truth hurts and the U.S. will need to take a good hard look at itself in the coming four years and and accept that a socialist agenda is NOT the way to go for our country.
i think it could be true to an extent as some people will view that way, but for the most part i disagree. people vote on whoever for many different reasons, so it may be partially true.