Did “The Duck” Play a Major Role in Romney Losing?

“The Duck”, that would be Donald Trump, the country’s most famous birther. “Trump’s appeal to the Republican base was undeniable,” and Romney spent a fair amount of effort winning his endorsement. But the “Trump stunt did not end up sending Tea Partiers marching en masse to the primary polls,” and Romney’s new ties to birtherism “became, increasingly, a political headache.” The Obama campaign linked Trump with Romney at every opportunity, and Trump “required constant maintenance by the campaign to keep him from going completely off the rails.”

It seems that “The Duck” was probably not the sole reason that Obama won, but he had to play a big role!

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Eric Write head editor and chief at The Pluto Daily
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