In “Why Mitt Romney Lost: A Simple, Overriding Theory,” Andrew Cohen argues that the GOP is likely to overlook the most obvious answer to why they lost the election, and that is this:
No serious political party in America — no legitimate party in any viable democracy — can win an election by suppressing votes. So long as the Republican Party endorses (and enacts) voting laws designed to make it harder for registered voters to vote, so long as Republican officials like Ohio’s Jon Husted contort themselves to interpret those laws in a restrictive fashion, the Republicans will continue to play a loser’s game.
I fully agree. As I was saying to a friend yesterday, people get pissed when their right to vote is threatened, and I image any number of people stood in line longer than they might have if there hadn’t been so many blatant attempts to suppress the vote.