On Wednesday the Washington Post published an op-ed written by Stuart Stevens, the chief strategist for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign. Stuart wrote that although Romney didn’t win the election he’s “proud” of the voters the campaign secured.
On Nov. 6, Mitt Romney carried the majority of every economic group except those with less than $50,000 a year in household income. That means he carried the majority of middle-class voters. While John McCain lost white voters under 30 by 10 points, Romney won those voters by seven points, a 17-point shift. Obama received 41 / 2 million fewer voters in 2012 than 2008, and Romney got more votes than McCain.
According to Stevens, “The Republican Party has problems, but as we go forward, let’s remember that any party that captures the majority of the middle class must be doing something right.” As a result, “Republican ideals — Mitt Romney — carried the day.”
Carried the day where?
He finished his op-ed by arguing Obama only won the presidency because the press really liked the “charismatic African American” candidate.
“But he was a charismatic African American president with a billion dollars, no primary and a media that often felt morally conflicted about being critical.”