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

kathybgc Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:20 PM
Okay, I'll word it in a more simple way. I'm not your sister, Bub!! You have Democrats and you have Republicans, Other, and Non Voters. The Democrats will vote the party line, because someone in their family has always done so and because their union tells them to, and they don't read the papers anyway. If you have 13 voters and 6 vote Democrat, 4 vote Republican (which at this point is the only other party) 2 vote Other and 1 does not vote, the Democrat wins. If you wanted Obama to win, then you did the right thing by staying home.
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...