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GOP Turns Sure Victory into Defeat

Mike596 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:04 PM
Gungy, I hear you about the fact that McCain got more votes than Romney nationwide and was initially shocked. But if you look at the individual state data, most of the decrease in the Republican vote came from California - Romney got almost 2M less votes than McCain in California; truth be told, California is a lost cause for Republicans, and nobody's kidding anybody about who was going to win there. My guess is that many CA republicans stayed home because they reasoned (correctly) that it wouldn't have made a difference. In almost every other state (other than Ohio) Romney got more votes than McCain. In OH, Romney got about 100K votes less than McCain got in 2008. 100K votes is just a little shy of Obama's winning margin.

Wait until next year -- 2016, that is.

That’s what disappointed Republican spinners kept saying Tuesday night as they watched Mitt Romney’s hopes crash and burn in swing state after swing state.

How many times did I hear a Republican talk about how their party’s deep bench of future all-stars will return it to power in Washington in four years?

But all the Ryans, Rubios, Bushes, Haleys and Christies in America can’t put the GOP -- or the country -- back together again.

The GOP is a wreck -- and not just in California, where the party’s registration is now...