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6 million fewer white votes than 2008

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This is the story of why Romney lost, IMO. He couldn't even get the people who voted for McCain in 2008 to the polls. And this was a year that republicans should have been motivated. And when you see the exit poll data that shows evangelicals reduced their presence from 27% down to 20%, I'm left with thinking maybe Romney should have spoken up on social issues.


SouljaBreauxTellEm
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re: 6 million fewer white votes than 2008
Woah now this is telling.

What does this mean.. I'm surprised. People too lazy to vote?

Is there a better breakdown tho.. Perhaps people in heavy southern states simply chose not to go bc they were locks.. but they cared more the first election out of fright of a Black man?


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I'm considered an evangelical and voted for Romney. I know of some evangelicals who refused to vote for a mormon.

Romney would not have helped himself speaking more on social issues. The evangelicals had their mind made up.

Yep, they're dumb.


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He couldn't even get the people who voted for McCain in 2008 to the polls.

Because NOBODY likes him. Even his wife seems to detest him.


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re: 6 million fewer white votes than 2008
If they did not vote due to Hurricane Sandy it would matter. If they were in Ohio or Pa it might matter? It would have to be from where it would have made a difference in the Electoral vote count to matter.


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but they cared more the first election out of fright of a Black man?


idiot, I voted against Gore and Kerry too...... such a weak argument


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Sandy could be a big reason. Good call. Especially given the population over there. Maybe there is a breakdown in the link. I haven't had a chance to check.


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You know Rex you say some incredibly stupid things, but that has to be right at the top.[


Yeah Rex, enjoy your victory. Everyone can see what a terrible marriage the Romneys have.

Why it's almost as stable as the Clintons, the Gores, the Edwardses, the Kennedys, the Weiners, the.............


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CarrolltonTiger
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Because NOBODY likes him. Even his wife seems to detest him.


Says the guy whose wife tossed him to the curb.


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Says the guy whose wife tossed him to the curb.


:lol:


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themunch
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Because NOBODY likes him. Even his wife seems to detest him.



Says the guy whose wife tossed him to the curb.


Oh Snapple


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6 million fewer white votes than 2008
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This is the story of why Romney lost, IMO.
Has nothing to do with white, or blacks, or purples with stripes. Romney had an impotent campaign staff and organization. There were 14 million fewer votes cast than in 2012. Obama drew 9 million fewer. That part makes sense. Obama was alesser candidate this go-around.

OTOH, Romney pulled 2 million less votes than McCain. He was a better candidate than McCain. He was running under better circumstances. His campaign's GOTV efforts across all demographics were horrid.


theunknownknight
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Something was off about this election.


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re: 6 million fewer white votes than 2008
I'm just trying wrap my head around how all we heard from all pollsters was the republicans were extremely motivated this election yet not exceeding 2008 numbers. Hell we should have been seeing 2004 numbers.


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CarrolltonTiger
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His campaign's GOTV efforts across all demographics were horrid.


To be fair GOTV efforts for functional constituitencies are rather ineffective when the turnout is for a Presedential campaign you get into the high 60's you can't do much better without a lot of expense.

OTOH with the dysfunctional segments of society they are effective regardless of turnout.



NC_Tigah
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OTOH with the dysfunctional segments of society they are effective regardless of turnout.
Agree 100%.
That's reflective of registered voter vs likely voter polling differences.

Still, McCain's organization squeezed 2 million more votes out of a less motivated GOP electorate.


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SouljaBreauxTellEm
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idiot, I voted against Gore and Kerry too...... such a weak argument


What the world man? I was simply drawing up conclusions. I wasn't accusing you. What does your one vote matter in this discussion as to why more whites showed up for Obama's first election..

I simply said maybe there were more prejudice people in his first election to try and keep him out.. but since he has won.. some of those people are not as motivated.

My gosh man that was a ridiculous counter argument.


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Rex
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Says the guy whose wife tossed him to the curb.

Yeah, but I've never asked anybody to vote for me.


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Because NOBODY likes him. Even his wife seems to detest him.


Wow, you have gone full hack mode

I really can't take you serious Rex.

I enjoy apposing views, but seriously man....


Just go work for Chris Matthews...you can be his tailor..help him with that leg problem


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TigerDog83
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re: 6 million fewer white votes than 2008
How many of the Romney voters were actually deceased between 2008 and now? You are looking at a lot of the WWII generation dying off every day, and I have to assume Romney would be in control of a high majority of these votes. Going forward one has to think this is an issue for the Republican base.


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