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No Mandate: Obama Lost Ground With Key Demographics

wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 10:17 AM
Oh conservatives, fighting over the scraps left from an Obama win. No mandate, four more years of tax hikes, blah, blah, blah. When will conservatives see that an enormous majority supported the Obama vision the first time around, and despite four years of demagoguery, a majority chose that vision again.... The Republican Party has to change their message to one that resonates with more than just white men. Until that happens, expect to lose national elections in traditionally Republican states as the demographics shift.
Steve94 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 2:12 AM
Freedom "resonates" to free people. Dependency resonates to the non-free. Race resonates to racists. Amnesty resonates to illegals. If the GOP had any outright policy antagonism to any slice of the electorate, they could give it up to be more attractive -- but since they don't actually make "war" on anybody, but only concern themselves with broad rights, justice, freedom, values, and responsibility, this talk of appealling and resonating really just boils down to out-bribing the bribers with more lies and gift-tossing. It's bad advice, to adopt the sins of the powerful in hopes of gaining power. Stop advocating unethical campaigning.
There are important lessons to be learned from the results of the 2012 presidential election about the shape of the electorate and how Americans voted. And it might not be what you think.

Overall, many, many fewer Americans turned out to vote. 2008 was a high-water mark for turnout in what may have been an anomaly. President Obama received seven million fewer votes nationwide, but it wasn't a case of the President losing voters to his Republican challenger - Mitt Romney won more than one million fewer votes than John McCain as well.

Some of the much-vaunted demographic advantages...

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