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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

Summers Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:57 PM
The GOP RINO Elite Establishment and Good Ole Boys Club forced yet another non-conservative candidate on us and told the Real Conservatives to like it or lump it. Romney benefited from many of our votes just because we knew we had to vote against Obama. GOP RINOS, including Phat Karl Rove = history
Keep the change Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:19 PM
Karl Rove, aka Porky Pig.

RINOs suck. They want our votes, our money and most of all, our silence
Petrus64 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:01 PM
Aside from the 108% vote counts, the hatred of negative campaiging was very effective regardless of who the GOP owuld have been. I have talked to reasonable people that said exactly what they were told to think by Obama and Co. If Jesus were running against him, they'd have found a way to make him look like the devil.
mary anne24 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:01 PM
I am wondering if we take over the republican party or separate ourselves. I am on a board where I live as a republican.....I will try to get through to them...but they keep talking about reaching out to hispanics. I am not sure that's the way to go. I mean we should reach out to all voters, not just because of their race. We need to appeal to all I know that.

Broad trends and the national political undertow can't be adequately captured in any single statistic -- but if Mitt Romney had managed to push the electorate in a handful of states a few clicks in his direction, he'd be the president-elect, rather than an also-ran.  Via Jim Geragthy:

Florida: 73,858

Ohio: 103,481

Virginia: 115,910

Colorado: 113,099

Those four states, with a collective margin of, 406,348 for Obama, add up to 69 electoral votes. Had Romney won 407,000 or so additional votes in the right proportion in those states, he would have 275...