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

SMyles Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 8:35 PM
Mike seems so typical. Looking at all the numbers every which way, but the whole time ignoring or in denial about the shenanigans the RNC pulled on Paul, the grassroots and young energetic voters supporting liberty. Then he scratches his head trying to understand the demise of the GOP.
RyanM Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 9:07 PM
Not only did Romney lose the Ron Paul vote, he lost the white vote as well. Barone can't bring himself to admit this. Even D_ck Morris knows this about the white vote, though, he'll never acknowledge the loss of the Paul vote.
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...