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Analysis: Four More Years

DemocratPartyMendacity Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 3:49 PM
The reason we lost. There are more of them. O'Reilly has it right. There was nothing Romney could do or say that would have changed anything. People want the government to take care of them. It's really pretty simple. They want free stuff paid for by other peoples money. That would be Obama money and Obama phones. This country has moved to the left. I don't care what polls say. We got our proof last night.
rendir Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 4:17 PM
Romney could have won if he had a stronger more confident voice !
rendir Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 4:21 PM
Along with a consistent-rolling-authentic-sounding middle-class-focused-themed populist-message !

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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