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Why We Were Surprised on November 6th?

Birdman III Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 10:49 AM
I was not for Romney in the primaries. I wondered which Romney would show up for the election... the Liberal or the Conservative. But he turned out to be the only alternative to Obama. And we know that the Democrats will do anything to win so they can get fat on our money. I am not sure we can ever break the cycle except to let it all crash and burn.
LibertyBell777 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:35 PM
Democrats want to take your money - but not Republicans? Ha! That's funny. Both parties know we need tax revenues. Republicans so they can keep the war machine going and give your hard-earned money to benefit the wealthy, Democrats to programs that protect the public safety, invest in education, and provide benefits to all Americans. You do realize that 80% of what is driving the deficit today is Bush policies - not Obama spending. (according to the CBO)?.
Earl29 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 12:15 PM
I'm not sure either, Birdman.

Ok, I was wrong. I thought the Republicans would win the Presidency. I was not the only one. Smart people like Michael Barone and Karl Rove thought so also, in addition to people like Dick Morris. A knowledgeable friend called me the Saturday before the election and told me John McLaughlin, the pollster, just told him Romney wins it going away. So what happened?

First there is the big picture. I think there were three issues that hurt the Romney campaign along the way. The first is his turn to the right to win the primaries. My now politically-astute son asserted...