It has been almost a month since the 2012 United States Election cycle. United States President Barack Obama, the Democratic incumbent, defeated former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney who was the GOP nominee. Since the defeat, there have been talk about what went wrong with Romney's campaign and with the Republican Party. Many politicians and pundits gave their own varying answers on Romney's loss to Obama. Recently Stephanie Cutter, an aide to Obama, gave her two-cents on Romney's loss. As the deputy manager for the Obama campaign for the re-election effort, Cutter was a pretty active figure.
Back in July, Cutter squared off against senior Romney adviser Kevin Madden on CBS' “Face The Nation.” The two of them argued over Romney's time at Bain Capital.
Not long ago, Cutter appeared on “Daily Rundown” which is aired on MSNBC. In regards to Obama, Cutter said that he has the “mandate to protect middle class America
.” In regards to Romney's loss, Cutter's gave her answer. This can be tacked onto the sizable number of answers given by different people. Romney, in a call to donors, said he lost because Obama gave “gifts” to key voting blocks and how the GOP primary was brutal. There were Republicans that blamed the Tea Party. There were conservatives saying that Romney was “not conservative enough.” Some blamed GOP “idiocy.”
Cutter's answer: Romney didn't look interested in defending his record
while at Bain Capital. Bain Capital was something that Obama and the Democrats constantly attacked Romney on through the campaign.
On Friday, November 30, Cutter attended and spoke at the seventh annual RootsCamp conference
in Washington DC. When speaking, let alone on Bain Capital, Cutter said she didn't understand the reasons Romney didn't defend himself on his record with the company. She said that Romney's only credential when it comes to the “real economy” was with Bain Capital.
In short, Cutter's answer was that Romney's campaign didn't fire back on the Bain attacks.
In the Huffington Post article, it is reported that Romney's group did not return a request for comment. At the moment, there's no comment from Romney's side. Keep in mind, Cutter gave this answer at a conference and not at a news interview.
Even though the elections are over, this is one answer that can be tacked onto a growing of list of answers. While there's no presidential elections until 2016, since Obama cannot run for a third term in office, politicians, pundits and every other political figure are gearing up for the 2014 elections which could decide new House Representatives, Senators, and governors.