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

Mary of MO Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 10:15 AM
Once again the R.I.N.O.s got their choice of candidate. Romney joins a lot of R.I.N.O. candidates: George H. W. Bush (1988 - I really did like him, though),. Bob Dole, John McCain, and a host of others. The R.I.N.O.s consider their choice of candidates to be more sophisticated and acceptable than "Conservative" candidates. Conservatives consider them "milk toast" candidates. They arouse no passion whatsoever. Romney eventually won me over, but not until I learned more about him during the Republican Convention. I wonder how many potential voters watched it at all. I suspect that his Mormon background effected more would-be voters than pundits on the Right would like to consider. I am personally acquainted with an African-American
Timothy32 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 3:58 PM
He was the only one that could win they said as they always say. He did not win so he could not win as did BOB and JOHN. RINOS no longer can if they ever could win. The Conservitive and libertarians are not buying that any longer. A RINO may make a good vice president to help pull the middle in. but it will take a real Fedaralist to WIN. Get rid of FED and EPA and a dosen more power grabbing buros.
Mary of MO Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 10:20 AM
who, though she was totally opposed to Obama because of his stance on social issues, refused to vote for Romney because of the historic stance Mormons had taken with regard to black people. There may have been a lot of others who rejected him on the basis of Mormon theology and stayed hom. The R.I.N.O.s might keep in mind, as they choose candidates, that the social issues do excite passion, thus getting voters to the polls. Most Americans are STILL center-right.
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...