Aren't you supposed to be out shooting (at) ducks?
When reading the "Bell Curve" the poor white trash wanted to feel superior to someone so it ended up being the blacks that they felt superior to, in many cases not justified :). The "Bell Curve" used a poor white trash population as the test group. Maybe the need to feel superior to someone exists at a higher level than us common folk realize :confused:.
To get elected as a republican in the northeast one has to be moderate economically and liberal socially. That was the Romney before the primary and the Romney after the first debate. His problem was that folks believed that the socially conservative would pull his strings...that simple.
Perhaps the residents of MA did not like the job he did as Gov., so they did not want to see him repeat that performance as President.
He was just not a strong canidate in the election. More enerhy was needed.