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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 3 months ago

Why did John McCain and Mitt Romney both lose the Presidency yet Donald Trump won?

McCain and Romney are both better than Trump yet they lost and Trump managed to win.  How could that happen?

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  • 3 months ago
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    well, Romney lost because of his "47% of Americans are Morons"  comment, weeks before the election. 

    He was right of course........just look at Trump supporters,  but it was still a stupid thing to say out loud 

    McCain lost, because the GOP saddled him with Sarah Palin....a moron if ever there was one...........and no one in their right mind wanted her a heartbeat away from the presidency. 

  • 3 months ago

    Trump played the race card. John McCain lost when he rebuke a lady at his rally who said that she believed that Obama was not born here and that he was as Muslim. He denounced support from the Klan like David Duke. Romney the same.

    So Trump thought that was stupid. He embraced the conspiracy theories and the racist. He became the leader of the Birthers. He denied knowing who David Duke is so as to not alienate Klan voters.

    So that was Trump's  coalition, regular Republicans and the racist and lunatic fringe.

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    3 months ago

    McCain simply wasn't that strong of a candidate, especially going against history. There was the added bonus of coming off a republican, our country tends to switch after 8 and, Obama was a global phenomenon. Around the world it was thought, he would end the recession and bring peace and unity to the world. 

    Romney was railroaded and he dd not fight back, the left attacked and destroyed him. Instead of fighting back, he tried to explain, with long boring explanations, as to why his policies would work.  Americans have the attention span of a gnat, they are drawn to those short quick talking points.

    Trump won because he fought back, he stood up to the left and the media and called them what they were, that appealed to millions that feel they have no voice.

  • 3 months ago

    Trump won because people were enamored with the idea that he was a "business man", but neglected the warnings that  he wasn't really that good at it without cheating. Inflating his worth for loans, & deflating his properties for taxes, & went bankrupt 4 times.  As far as McCain & Romney goes, Obama was much more appealing, and the idea that it was Republicans that put us in a recession in the first place. Obama was doing well in the recovery process, and was reelected. Trump won with foreign help to vilify Hillary, and it worked.

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  • 3 months ago

    There has to be a loser just like there has to a winner.  Putin helped Trump win the 2016 election.  they tried to implement the same tactic they did against Hilary against Biden only the public were wise to it this time and Americans just were just so fed up with the lying orange clown they came out in droves to fire the big moron. 

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    McCain made the mistake of choosing Palin for his VP. Nobody took her seriously. She was like the female version of Dan Quayle. 

    Romney ran against Obama. Obama was still as popular as he was during his first term so it’s very unlikely that Romney would have won. 

    Trump ran against Clinton which a lot of people didn’t like. Trump would have lost if it was a democracy. 

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Many Americans said that Trump talked like a moron and they identified with that

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Trump NEVER won the popular vote.   Not once.

    McCain picked Sarah Palin who was truly dumber than a box of rocks.    I hope he got a big thank-you gift from the writers at SNL.  

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    RINOS do not win The OFFICE. 

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Because 49% of the electorate are dumber than a sack of crap.

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