Tales Of American Political History: Why Romney Lost

Mitt Romney avoided making the same mistake his father, George, did during his 1968 primary race against Richard Nixon. But it ended up costing him in the general election.

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Not wanting to repeat his father’s mistake, Mitt Romney campaigned hard to win over conservatives, but in the process, lost sight of another growing demographic that helped Barack Obama cruise to reelection.

TRNS Features Correspondent Clinton Porter Hackney has more on a big reason why Romney lost the 2012 election.

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About Clinton Porter Hackney

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Clinton Porter Hackney
Clinton Porter Hackney is a government affairs lawyer in Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas and has consistently been designated by his peers as one of “America’s Best Lawyers” in the field of Government Relations. Mr. Hackney received a degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 1974 and then served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army. He later studied Comparative Laws at Oxford and eventually earned a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. Hackney practiced law in Houston where he was also elected to represent a district in the Texas House of Representatives at the age of 28. There he served as Chairman of the House Elections Committee, as well as later serving as Chairman of the House Energy Committee. In 1990 Mr. Hackney opened offices in Austin and Washington, D.C. to use his expertise in government and public policy. Through the years he has been a political commentator on the Texas State Radio Network, served on numerous Boards and Commissions and developed a series of short stories for "Tales of American Political History." He and his wife, Susan, reside in Austin, Texas.

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