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Romney Concedes: "I Believe in the People of America"

Wendy60 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:29 AM
Well, it's like Rush said. There are two Americas. And guess which one dominates in off-year elections? Yeah, we do. The loss of the Presidency was a great tactical loss, no question. But we are winning strategically. We held the House comfortably, maybe even gained a seat or two. Senate is unchanged - except that THE TEA PARTY JUST PICKED UP THREE MORE SENATE SEATS OUT OF 100. Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, Ted Cruz. The President won only because he was an incumbent, and he may have lost the popular vote. In other words, we held our ground or gained overall - in a Presidential election/Democrat heavy year.
Wendy60 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:40 AM
It was only a loss in terms of the White House, not the House, and not the Senate. Try not to read too much into this. Obama was the incumbent, incumbents always have the advantage, and let's face it, he's black and everyone wants to go easy on the black guy and not be mean. Even so, he did not win by that many votes.

Yeah, it would have been nice to have had a better candidate on our side, but it's also our fault. How many of us wasted our efforts forwarding those stupid emails like "Obama's wedding ring has the Muslim prayer!" instead of making rational arguments to others and demanding respect?
Shoppin Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:42 AM
Democrats picked up two Senate seats!
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:46 AM
" How many of us wasted our efforts forwarding those stupid emails like "Obama's wedding ring has the Muslim prayer!" instead of making rational arguments to others and demanding respect? "

Probably statistically none. You are naive if you actually think rational arguments will sway Liberal voters. If rational arguments would have swayed them they wouldn't BE Liberals.
Wendy60 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:50 AM
Maybe, but Tea Party picked up three.
Wendy60 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:55 AM
The aim is not to sway liberal voters. It is to sway indies and low-information voters.
ROB G2 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:33 AM
Silver linings? We just lost to possibly the President with the worst performance record in our lifetime. This should have been a cakewalk. The Republican party managed to squander the momentum that had MA putting Scott Brown in office just over two years ago. That is a massive failure, not holding ground.
SuperJustSuper Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:33 AM
This should have been an easy win, a cakewalk. Keep that in mind. There are reasons it wasn't. Without dealing with those history will repeat itself.

“I wish all of them well,” Governor Mitt Romney said in front of a somber crowd at Romney Headquarters in Boston. “I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation.”

After a long year of campaigning, Romney congratulated President Barack Obama on his re-election tonight and provided his supporters with faith by touting Paul Ryan’s fiscal leadership.

“I want to thank Paul Ryan for all he has done for our campaign and for our country, besides my wife Ann, Paul is the best choice I’ve ever made,” Romney said. “ I...