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

Timothy32 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 3:29 PM
It still is a protest Vote. The real conservatives and Libertains cannot be counted on to go with the rinos any longer, sorry. most of have had it. give us real constitutional statsmen or change to DNC lite for a name. He would have one if he did two things and needed only one of these two. Ron Paul or rubio. and he would have had 3 million more votes. Instead he did the bold thing put an establiment VP on on the ticket. Really give us a break. He should have been bold.Ryan was a easy pick.
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...