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Demography Is Destiny

Corlyss Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:43 PM
Okay. But here's the part I don't get: 72% still beats whatever else turns up at the polls to vote. So where were the 72%? Off sulking somewhere that they didn't like either candidate? On vacation? Out to lunch? On sabbatical? Where?
SteveL2 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 6:59 AM
First of all, about one-fifth of that 72% self-identify as liberals.

So it's not 72%, it's really about 56% of the electorate.

That would mean that Romney would have to practically run the table with nearly all the non-liberal white voters. That's very difficult. Some of those are union members; some of those just didn't like him personally; etc.

If the bar is set so high that you have to win 90% of the available demographic in order to win the election, your chances of winning are nil.
SteveL2 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 6:59 AM
First of all, about one-fifth of that 72% self-identify as liberals.

So it's not 72%, it's really about 56% of the electorate.

That would mean that Romney would have to practically run the table with nearly all the non-liberal white voters. That's very difficult. Some of those are union members; some of those just didn't like him personally; etc.

If the bar is set so high that you have to win 90% of the available demographic in order to win the election, your chances of winning are nil.
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:46 PM
A great question. I honestly thought Romney would win in a landslide. Too many stupid people in this country, I think.
wiseone Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:07 AM
Maybe the GOP would have done better with a real conservative who had a real plan instead of someone who merely was "not Obama".
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:23 AM
Agreed, wiseone. When true conservatives run for office, they generally win. Time for the Republicans to listen to the Tea Party and grow a pair.

Liberals brag about having won the hearts and minds of America, as if, through logic and argument, they've persuaded people to accept their bankrupt European socialist ideas.

Democrats haven't changed anyone's mind. They changed the people.

More white people voted for Mitt Romney this year than voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Barack Obama lost white voters by 20 points -- the widest margin since 1984.

But in 1980, whites were 88 percent of the electorate. In 2012, they were 72 percent of the electorate. Not only that, but the non-white electorate is far more Democratic than...