Romney alienated Hispanics especially during the primaries. Romney was sucking off the far right by pretending he was 'severely conservative'.
Hispanics took notice of the "self-deportation" remark. Hispanics now make up a much larger percentage of the electorate. They rejected Romney due to his remarks and Romney lost.
But the nail in the coffin was the "jeep is moving to China" lie. It was a bald faced lie reputiated by the CEO of FIAT-Chrysler. Workers called the Jeep Plant in Ohio fearing for their jobs. When they found the truth they were PO'ed. That poisoned the waters for Romney in Ohio.
In both cases Romney was hung by his own petard, poetic justice if there ever was such a thing.
Except that Fiat/Chrysler/Jeep IS talking about making Jeeps in China, for the first time since they stopped in 2009. Search for the Bloomberg article. It ends with news/2012-10-21/fiat-says-china-may-build-all-jeep-models-as-suv-demand-climbs dot h t m l
"Except that Fiat/Chrysler/Jeep IS talking about making Jeeps in China, for the first time since they stopped in 2009."
Yes, for consumption IN CHINA, not for IMPORTATION to our shores. This is is something that most of the major auto builders do to cut cost by eliminating huge shipping and handling costs, duties, etc.
Most foreign auto builders that sell into the U.S. also manufacture IN THE U.S. utilizing U.S. WORKERS, providing increased employment and saving both consumers and builders a great deal of money.
Darn pesky facts indeed, ghos.
"Search for the Bloomberg article. It ends with news/2012-10-21/fiat-says-china-may-build-all-jeep-models-as-suv-demand-climbs dot h t m l "
I think that the executive officers that have repudiated that line of bull just MIGHT have a better idea of what the forward looking plans of the corporation are than anyone working for or at Bloomberg.
"Jeep Production Isn’t Moving to China, Chrysler Chief Says
By JEREMY W. PETERS AND JIM RUTENBERG
Chrysler’s chief executive on Tuesday strongly refuted claims that production of Jeeps would shift to China, an insistence that cast further doubt on the Romney campaign’s recent efforts to undercut President Obama’s support for the auto industry as it fights for Ohio’s 18 electoral votes.
In an e-mail to employees, the chief executive, Sergio Marchionne, said that Jeep’s commitment to the United States was unequivocal. “I feel obliged to unambiguously restate our position: Jeep production will not be moved from the United States to China,” he wrote. “It is inaccurate to suggest anything different.”
Mr. Marchionne’s response — an unusually forceful gesture from the chief executive of a major American corporation a week before Election Day — came as the politics of the auto bailout took center stage in the presidential campaign.
The Romney campaign has come under considerable criticism in recent days for taking liberties with the facts in a new television commercial that suggests Jeep, a recipient of federal bailout money, will soon outsource American jobs to China. Chrysler, Jeep’s parent company, does not in fact have plans to cut its American work force but is considering opening a facility in China where it would produce Jeeps for sale locally."
Put THAT in your google window and search it, my friend.