Mitt Romney lost because hardline Republicans betrayed him
Simon TisdallDemocrats of all stripes and colours rallied behind Barack Obama. Hardline Republicans betrayed Mitt Romney. And so he lost.
Despite the disappointments of the past four years, Democrat and independent voters from all backgrounds renewed their faith in a man who promised: "The best is yet to come." Despite Romney's emergence as an able candidate of personal integrity, his appeal was fatally undercut by political fundamentalists who said, in effect: "We must go backwards to go forwards."
Obama aimed unerringly for the centre ground of American life and politics. Republican party leaders and pressure groups showed they don't know where that heartland lies any more.
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"Mitt Romney lost because hardline Republicans betrayed him", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2012. Consulté le 26/09/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/mitt-romney-lost-because-hardline-republicans-betrayed-him