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Obama's Numbers Went Down, but Romney Never Inspired Voters to Vote

arpiem Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:39 PM
Thinking such as yours is what is destroying this country. They differed widely on a number of issues, but the most significant is the likely upcoming SC appointments. Two more ultra-liberals and we're pretty much doomed for a long time. Many RP voters said they wrote him in. Romney would have also been much stronger on defense and wouldn't have coddled to the Muslims. Too bad so many were asleep at the wheel.
In combing through the results of the 2012 election -- apparently finally complete, nearly two months after the fact -- I continue to find many similarities between 2012 and 2004, and one enormous difference.

Both of the elections involved incumbent presidents with approval ratings hovering around or just under 50 percent facing challengers who were rich men from Massachusetts (though one made his money and the other married it).

In both cases, the challenger and his campaign seemed confident he was going to win -- and had reasonable grounds to believe so.

In both elections, the incumbent started running a barrage...