This time last year, the Republicans were expected to seize control of the Senate and pose a real threat to President Barack Obamaâs re-election efforts even with a band of misfit candidates. Unfortunately for the Grand Old Party, numerous gaffes and one too many kooks on the ballot soiled those plans. The Republican Party doesnât seem to know what exactly went wrong with them, but fret not, hereâs NewsOneâs breakdown.
1. Mitt Romney Says He Likes to Fire People
Before he secured the Republican nomination by essentially outspending and smearing his competition, Mitt Romney openly noted how he âlikes being able to fire peopleâ in January. His primary rivals pounced on the comment, and as a result, Romney told the Wall Street Journal that he would âtry and be a little more careful in what I say.â
2. Adviser Calls Romney âThe Etch-A-Sketch Candidateâ
When your candidate is accused of being an unscrupulous character, it doesnât make much sense to go on national TV and lend credence to the sentiment. Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom did just that when discussing Romney on CNN, in which he said, âEverything changes. Itâs like Etch A Sketch. You can shake it up, and we start all over again.â
3. Romney Chooses Paul Ryan as VP
Romney choosing the Wisconsin congressman as his running mate was sold as a âboldâ choice that showed the Republican presidential nominee was interested in âbigâ ideas and a genuine shift toward staunch conservative principles.
Actually, all Paul Ryanâs selection as VP did was scare old people in Florida who were mortified of his plan to gut Social Security and Medicare.
And if you saw Ryanâs performance in the vice presidential debate with Vice President Joe Biden, you learned that the purported âgreat intellectualâ is the dunce to Sarah Palinâs cap.
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