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Romney: 2nd-worst home state loss ever

Smart Politics crunches the historical numbers and finds that Mitt Romney’s loss in the state where he served as governor puts him in select company:

A Smart Politics analysis finds the 23-point deficit by Romney in Massachusetts makes his home state performance the second worst in history by any major party presidential nominee since the formation of the Democratic Party in 1828.

The only presidential candidate to suffer a larger home state loss was the first-ever Republican nominee, John Frémont of California.

Frémont received only 18.8 percent of the vote in California in 1856, good for a distant third place behind Democrat James Buchanan and third party candidate and former president Millard Fillmore.

Frémont lost to Buchanan by 29.6 points that cycle.

It seems fair to refer to Massachusetts as Romney’s home state, though he seems connected to a variety of other states as well. There's Michigan, where his father served as governor and where he grew up, and New Hampshire and California, where he owns homes.

From the election results, it’s clear that heavily Mormon Utah also feels a kinship with him. Romney won 73 percent there, his best performance among the 50 states.

by Anonymousreply 1911/12/2012

[quote] Frémont received only 18.8 percent of the vote in California in 1856, good for a distant third place behind Democrat James Buchanan and third party candidate and former president Millard Fillmore.

You know you suck if you lose to BOTH Millard Fillmore AND our first gay president.

by Anonymousreply 111/10/2012

It should also be noted that Frémont was rumored to be a cannibal.

by Anonymousreply 211/10/2012

[quote]It should also be noted that Frémont was rumored to be a cannibal.

Picky, picky, picky!

by Anonymousreply 311/10/2012

Even worse that McGovern's loss in South Dakota in 1972?

by Anonymousreply 411/10/2012

Keep the humiliating info coming about Romney. It's sweet revenge for all of his lying, smarminess and arrogance.

by Anonymousreply 511/10/2012

Romney's childhood home was in Michigan, he lost there.

He was governor of Massachusetts - lost big there.

He has vacation home in California, which he lost.

He also has another vacation home in New Hampshire, which he lost.

His campaign running mate was from Wisconsin, which he also lost.

He won Utah, where he went to college. That's about it.

by Anonymousreply 611/10/2012

But, as I said in another thread, to be fair, he did win The Cayman Islands.

by Anonymousreply 711/10/2012

R6. Romney also lost Colorado where just up until a couple of years ago he owned a huge mountaintop mansion in Vail or Aspen. They don't like him up in the Rockies either.

by Anonymousreply 811/10/2012

To know him is to not want to vote for him.

by Anonymousreply 911/10/2012

And all this time during the campaign, Ann was supposed to 'humanize' Mitt. She couldn't do it. Why? Because Ann often times comes off even more unlikeable than Mitt.

Ann and Mitt Romney are generally unlikeable and sometimes downright despicable. For example, Mitt and his 47 percent secret video and his horrible statement. And when Ann and Mitt gave an interview that was shown on 'Morning Joe' several months ago when she said, "I believe it's our turn now." She's just plain cringeworthy.

by Anonymousreply 1011/10/2012

He's a Mormon, born and raised.

No matter where else he has made his home, his "home state" always and forever will be UTAH.

The end.

by Anonymousreply 1111/10/2012

"Romney and Tea Party loonies dismissed half the country as chattel and moochers who did not belong in their “traditional” America. But the more they insulted the president with birther cracks, the more they tried to force chastity belts on women, and the more they made Hispanics, blacks and gays feel like the help, the more these groups burned to prove that, knitted together, they could give the dead-enders of white male domination the boot".

You gotta love Maureen Dowd.

by Anonymousreply 1311/11/2012

To be fair, Mitt did win Kolob rather decisively.

by Anonymousreply 1411/12/2012

Four presidents in modern history have won 50 percent of the vote twice: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Reagan, and Obama.

Poor Mitt.

by Anonymousreply 1511/12/2012

[quote]It seems fair to refer to Massachusetts as Romney’s home state,

Especially when you're trying to concoct a statistic to suit your headline.

Do you know the World Trade Center had a shape like an 11 and was brought down on September 11. There MUST be a connection right?

Or not, it's a non-item that was made up only to make a headline. It means nothing.

by Anonymousreply 1611/12/2012

R16, stop trying to bend over backwards to stay in your bubble of denial.

It doesn't MATTER which of Romney's "home states" you use... he lost them all. The people who know him best, rejected him by some of the largest margins.

And that says all anyone needs to know.

by Anonymousreply 1711/12/2012

Romney was governor in Massachusetts. They should be pretty familiar with his politics, family and outlook by now.

And they hate him.

by Anonymousreply 1811/12/2012

It cannot be said enough times: McCain passed on him... for P A L I N.

by Anonymousreply 1911/12/2012
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