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Analysis: Four More Years

BamaPaleocon91 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:54 PM
Take a good long look Conservatives. We lost because the Republican Party alienated Ron Paul supporters. Ron Paul got more primary votes in Florida, Ohio, and New Hampshire than Obama's margin of victory in those states. I personally know non-Ron Paul supporters in Virginia who refused to vote for a wushu-washy moderate like Mitt Romney.
Elizabeth420 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:02 PM
BamaPaleocon: Don't act as if you are a Conservative--Ron Paul never once promoted or spoke of
a coherent energy policy, which didn't dovetail with his wishes to re-deploy all our military, legalize
ALL intoxicating substances & no plan to address border security.
Becca in TX Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:58 PM
Then they deserve what they're getting.

A few stray thoughts and observations in the aftermath of the 2012 election -- on substance, process, and tactics:

(1) The polls were broadly right, both at the state and national levels -- a dichotomy that I believed to be unlikely in the extreme as recently as yesterday morning.  The electorate ended up being D+6, nearly on par with 2008, and six points better than the 2010 midterms.  I was wrong about this, as were a good number of other observers.  The 2012 party ID figures from Gallup and Rasmussen upon which my assumptions were based were...

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