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

jyerian Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 10:16 AM
There is no excuse, if you loved this country, for NOT voting and voting for Romney. I don't care how left-wing Romney is, he was the right choice for this country. Obama is/was/will be a disaster. And if you didn't vote, you have "blood" on your hands.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 10:49 AM
Actually, the exact OPPOSITE is true. If you voted, you sanctioned the Demopublican system that is guaranteed to give us two candidates who have no fundamental differences. Socialist A versus Socialist B. Federal Reserve supporter A versus Federal Reserve supporter B.

If you voted for Gary Johnson, you get a pass.
Earl29 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 3:09 PM
I can't argue with you, P. T., but the throught of four more years of Obama compelled me to vote for Romney. I admire your fidelity to your principles.
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...