The establishment media pundits have begun to analyze the election to try to explain how Obama was re-elected. Some say it was because the changing demographics of the country make Obama's liberal agenda the majority opinion, some say it was his superior get-out-the-vote effort, others say it was because Romney failed to run on the conservative agenda, others say it was because Romney failed to "move to the center."
When we asked CHQ readers to weigh-in it was closely divided, with 49% of those answering the online poll choosing answers that laid responsibility for the loss at the feet of Governor Romney’s campaign, yet 27% credited Obama’s message and liberal agenda with being more appealing than Romney’s.
We asked: “Why do you think the election turned out the way it did?”
27% said “You can't run against Santa Claus -- Obama's liberal agenda appeals to a majority of Americans.”
24% said “Romney failed to nationalize the election and campaign as a conservative.”
15% said “Romney failed to define Obama as a radical liberal.”
14% said “Obama's liberal campaign team was better than Romney's establishment GOP team.”
10% said “Romney failed to "move to the center" and came across as too conservative.”
7% said “Obama won a narrow victory with a better get-out-the-vote campaign.”
3% said they don't know.