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Obama's Numbers Went Down, but Romney Never Inspired Voters to Vote

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 5:02 PM
If you are right, then we are doomed. Obama supporters basically bought in to the notion that (a) government should be a 1-stop shop for all good things, or at least micromanage "private" enterprise to make sure stuff is given out "fairly" and (b) "other people" can be shaken down enough to pay for it all forever. That is contrary to math & to reality, & the consequences will inevitably eventually manifest.
In combing through the results of the 2012 election -- apparently finally complete, nearly two months after the fact -- I continue to find many similarities between 2012 and 2004, and one enormous difference.

Both of the elections involved incumbent presidents with approval ratings hovering around or just under 50 percent facing challengers who were rich men from Massachusetts (though one made his money and the other married it).

In both cases, the challenger and his campaign seemed confident he was going to win -- and had reasonable grounds to believe so.

In both elections, the incumbent started running a barrage...