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Fri., March 15, 2013, 2:47 p.m.

Analysis: Why Did Romney Lose?

Former Massachusetts Gov., and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, gestures as he speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., today. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Mitt Romney was greeted like a hero at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, drawing sustained applause and shouts of "We love you!" during a self-deprecating speech thanking the conservative activists for their early support for his candidacy and cautioning them against "pessimism" even in the face of electoral loss. "We've lost races before, in the past, and those setbacks prepared us for larger victories," Romney said. "It is up to us to make sure that we learn from my mistakes, and from our mistakes, so that we can win the victories those people and this nation depend upon." And what exactly were those mistakes? I asked a selection of the regular folk attending CPAC for their views. Why, exactly, did Mitt Romney lose?/Garance Franke-Ruta, The Atlantic. More here.

Question: Why do you think Romney lost?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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