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How the Election Could Go Wrong for Romney

Frank172 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 8:52 PM
Last election there was a vastly different dynamic at play. 1. It was a choice between a moderate and a moderate pretender. 2. Some of our guys (conservatives) wanted to send a message and staid home. 3. A certain percentage of the "Low Information Voters" were thinking "why not give the black guy a chance?" And there's one key similarity - a crumby economy that is helping the challenger (it goes without saying that the Democrat Media Complex were successful at painting McCain with the incumbent brush). There are plenty of people that want Obama gone - easily enough for us to win. The only way we can lose now is if we get complacent. If you live in a swing state, PLEASE make sure everyone you know actually gets to the polls.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 12:47 PM
Also, the Republican candidate basically threw it in & stayed home almost the minute he got nominated. He was on record as being for amnesty for illegals, energy rationing, pandering to Dems on judicial appointments, & shutting up conservative political organizations. With a Republican like this who needs a Dem?

The phony zeitgeist back then was all about "the independent moderates don't want conservatism or smaller government. You can charm them by flipping off those 'extreme' conservatives." We saw how well THAT worked. Hello tea party!

Most of all the Democrat was a "dark horse" i.e. a virtual unknown in national politics, & the media made sure they kept it that way. Now, he's GOT a track record, & he can't run on it!
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 12:47 PM
Also, the Republican candidate basically threw it in & stayed home almost the minute he got nominated. He was on record as being for amnesty for illegals, energy rationing, pandering to Dems on judicial appointments, & shutting up conservative political organizations. With a Republican like this who needs a Dem?

The phony zeitgeist back then was all about "the independent moderates don't want conservatism or smaller government. You can charm them by flipping off those 'extreme' conservatives." We saw how well THAT worked. Hello tea party!

Most of all the Democrat was a "dark horse" i.e. a virtual unknown in national politics, & the media made sure they kept it that way. Now, he's GOT a track record, & he can't run on it!
Frank172 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 9:11 PM
And if you're not in a swing state, make sure everyone you know actually gets to the polls - we have a Senate to win.
There's a good chance that American voters will screw up the presidential election.

"How could you say such a thing when in a democracy the people are, by definition, correct?" you ask.

Because there's no such thing as collective intelligence, that's why. Sure, there are individuals within a given society who happen to be informed and intelligent -- but it requires work to overcome the sort of inertia that has so many other people in that society pinned to their recliners watching "Dancing With the Stars" while precariously balancing a mound of salsa atop a tortilla chip. Intelligence is...