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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

CraigWBryant Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:34 PM
The GOP really needs to do some image re-branding. The folks are out there, Marco Rubio, Mia Love to name a few. No longer can the GOP continue to be seen as the "white man's party", it has to be shown to the electorate that there in fact are intelligent, succesful, minorities who are members of the GOP running token "minorities" such as Sarah Palin will not accomplish this. Between now and 2014 the GOP needs to work to gain seats in the Senate by running strong diverse candidates and in 2016 the GOP ticket MUST be diversity based. Minorities voted for President Obama by more than 90%, the GOP needs to recognize that this is going to be part of the political landscape going forward.
Don5986 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:10 PM
And who would you suggest? 90% of blacks and hispanics voted for obama because they are racist fools or illegal hispanic immigrants. Giving up your country and its culture is not diversity it is surrender. These people are not Americans, they don't believe in the America we built. They are here to destroy our nation, they did not come here to become Americans.
Keep the change Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:00 PM
They recognize it alright. Their prescription to fix it is to juggle gas cans and play with lighters.

THE GOP is not interested in conservative philosophy. They want our money, our votes and our silence.

Broad trends and the national political undertow can't be adequately captured in any single statistic -- but if Mitt Romney had managed to push the electorate in a handful of states a few clicks in his direction, he'd be the president-elect, rather than an also-ran.  Via Jim Geragthy:

Florida: 73,858

Ohio: 103,481

Virginia: 115,910

Colorado: 113,099

Those four states, with a collective margin of, 406,348 for Obama, add up to 69 electoral votes. Had Romney won 407,000 or so additional votes in the right proportion in those states, he would have 275...