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The Dirty Little Secret of 2012

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 8:18 AM
As usual, Medved, your careful research has led you to confusion. You're right about that nonsense about demographics. But you omitted this one little fact about your boy RINO Romney -- 4 million McCain voters couldn't bring themselves to stand in line for hours to waste another vote for a loser RINO same as the last loser RINO. We lost because beltway bozos like you stuffed yet another milquetoast RINO down our throats in the primary. It's as simple as that.
michigander4 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:26 AM
Harrison,

I'm not trying to start an argument here, but I gotta ask: Given that Obama by his own admission wants to take the country down a path to outright Socilism, you thought it best to stay home from the polls rather than vote for Romney? A Yes or No answer would be fine
Earl29 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:25 AM
I voted for Romney, but I don't condemn anyone for not voting as I did. Voting is a personal act.
Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 2:54 PM
No, I held my nose and wasted my vote on the lesser evil -- RINO socialism-lite -- just like last time. And if 4 million other Republicans had done the same, the only thing different would be... well, nothing. He still would have lost.

But if every true Republican had voted Libertarian rather than RINO, and Gary Johnson had wound up with 30% of the popular vote, four years from now the beltway bozos wouldn't be telling us how "electable" the next RINO in line is.
Ventriloquist Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:20 AM
And Ron Paul still wouldn't have won.

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

To paraphrase the traditional Passover formulation honored in Jewish homes: why was this election different from all other elections? What makes 2012 stand out in recent political history, either as a temporary anomaly or a significant, long-term shift in the electorate?

The most striking change in the results this year involved a precipitous and alarming decline in voter participation, a drop-off that stemmed from a deliberate strategy by the Obama campaign and almost certainly provided the president with his margin of victory. Meanwhile, much of the conventional wisdom about...