John
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Romney Wasn't Conservative Enough  Statistically Feasible?
Posted:
Nov 8, 2012 12:20 PM


Not really sure if this is the correct forum for this, but here goes:
After the presidential election, a number of pundits are saying that gov. Romney lost because >> he wasn't conservative enough <<.
Thinking about this mathematically, I've drawn a simple number line of political affiliation below. The spectrum extends from 100% liberal (1) on the left to 100% conservative (+1) on the right.
In order to appeal to the MAXIMUM number of voters, isn't it clear that a candidate should position himself/herself EXACTLY IN THE CENTER (i.e., at the "0" point along the number line)?
How can one's moving further to the right (away from "0" and closer to "+1") possibly have the effect of attracting more voters?
1........................0........................+1  100% Liberal Moderate 100% Conservative

