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Campaign 2012 in a Nutshell: Wrong Ideas Vs. No Ideas

aloneinmichigan Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 8:53 AM
No real conservative/patriot will stay home and hand the country to Obama. He has already done too much damage and we have little hope of correcting it if he is re-elected. My 99 year old mother says that Obama is the worst President of her lifetime. She hasn't voted since Truman but is voting this time. And it is not for Obama.

Charlotte, N.C. -- Going by the conventional rules of American politics, the Democratic Convention this week was an unmitigated disaster. And, going by the same rules, GOP convention was a disaster, too. So, either the rules of American politics have fundamentally changed, or at least one of the parties is taking an enormous gamble.

Since the Nixon years, the GOP has enjoyed a marked advantage over the Democrats at the presidential level. Cultural issues -- race, religion, abortion, patriotism -- have worked to the Republicans' advantage. Until Barack Obama's election in 2008, no Democrat has won the presidency without aggressively...