Taken from the transcript of the 2nd Presidential debate:
"Thatís why I put out a five-point plan that gets America 12 million new jobs in four years and rising take-home pay. Itís going to help Jeremy get a job when he comes a out of school. Itís going to help people across the country that are unemployed right now."
and then about 20 minutes later in the same debate
"Government does not create jobs. Government does not create jobs. (Chuckles.)"
Well, statements like that, along with his rape comments, immigration stances and not catering to certain minority voting groups, he blew it. Also he never fully explained his stance on foreign policy, taxation, and other big issues. Guess he was waiting for his election and let the puppets talk for him, like Bush was used for.