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

fsherman Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 9:31 AM
Millions of republicans stayed home on Election Day, voter fraud, and Romney from his past statements didn't seem much different then obama. All the ammunition was there but Romney wouldn’t use it. We don't need a lap dog we need a bull dog. If you feel that voter fraud is going to cause you to lose, go after your opponent with a vengeance.
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...