SirPublius Wrote:
Nov 12, 2012 1:21 PM
As Guy points out, losses in these states were indicative of a larger trend. Far few people voted for Obama this year than in 2012...7.5 million fewer. What happened is Republicans ASSUMED that the independents who turned their backs on Obama would in turn vote for didn't happen. Romney received LESS votes than Mccain did, which tells me that the only people who came out for Romney was the base, and that there was in fact no coalition of independents. Conservatives were thus wrongly preaching to the choir. We need to do a better job with our messaging.