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

wmassengill Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 7:42 PM
Romney (McCain 2.0) lost for the same reasons as McCain....not defending the attacks all summer....not going for the throat on dozens of issues that a conservative would have been crucified for....playing nice against the most corrupt party on the planet...And being a rather 'milquetoast', non aggressive type (or at least that was the result of the media paint job) didn't help some come over to the 'right side'.
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...