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.
Romney

Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

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.

Click the audio player below to listen to all five parts of the series!

Visit cphackney.com to learn more about the author.

About Clinton Porter Hackney

View all posts by Clinton Porter Hackney
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.

Click here for: Wednesday, September 3

● Gitmo videos stay under wraps>

● Welfare costs remained steady in 2012

● Profiteering at a national shrine

● Data encryption device ready for market

● Betting on Ebola drug

● New York Republicans attack pay-to-play rule

Pentagon Responds To Putin’s Claim That Russia Could Take Kiev In Weeks

TRNS sat down with Pentagon Spokesman Col. Steve Warren to assess Putin’s claim that Russia is capable of taking Ukraine within weeks

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – September 2, 2014

The World in 2:00

A UN warning on Ebola, the Islamic State claims to have killed another American journalist, and a 41-year-old Italian is the EU’s next foreign policy chief.

Royce “Disgusted” By Alleged ISIS Execution

Ed Royce

“I am disgusted by what appears to be another horrendous killing of an American journalist at the hands of ISIS,” Royce said in a statement. “My thoughts and prayers are with Steven Sotloff’s family.”

CDC Head Predicts Ebola Epidemic “Likely To Get Worse”

“Everything I’ve seen suggests that over the next few weeks, it’s likely to get worse,” Frieden said.

Pentagon: U.S. Military Forces Conducted Operation In Somalia

On Monday, U.S. forces conducted a military operation in Somalia, however provided no further details than the announcement