The Three Reasons I Think Romney Didn’t Win Iowa:
- He’s managed his campaign in a way to make him appear like a flip-flopper, and as lacking meaningful convictions. To many, he appears to be a blatant opportunist. I’m not saying these things are true — only that they appear to many to be true. To me, Romney does not come across as an authentic Mormon OR Conservative.
- He managed his Iowa campaign in a way to make him appear as if he “went negative”. What’s worse, his negative ads appeared to many to be distortions.
- He doesn’t communicate in an inspirational, Reagan-like way.
For me, his Mormonism doesn’t crack the top 3. If anything, the Mormon thing has helped him get much more media attention than he likely otherwise would have.
My 2 cents.