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

Slinkiecat Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 8:49 PM
If Obama hadn't decided to call all his opponents his enemies, maybe he wouldn't have had so much dislike of his attitude and his intention to attack all successful business owners. It was obama who ordered his union thugs to "get in their faces," and "if they bring a knife to the fight, you bring a gun." It was the uninformed voters who never heard that, and they thought he was a "cool guy" who was "just like them", not realizing that he was playing them all for fools while spending a BILLION $ on vacations for his family in just his first term.
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...