But not the argument! The Electoral College may have shown a “landslide” per se…but when you crunch the numbers between 4 states- The Reps lost by a scant 450K votes between Florida, Virginia, Ohio and Colorado. That’s a remarkably close election. And for all of you out there saying WE lost cause we are too Conservative – I beg to differ. The Reps lost because Mitt Romney was a milquetoast middle of the roader.
Where the Republicans screwed up was by thinking that this election was about the ECONOMY. Why was this wrong? I’ll get back to that.
Let’s look at turnout. In the last election, John McCain got 59.9 million and Obama got 69.5 million. In 2012 123.2 million people voted verses 131.3 million in 2008. President Obama got 6 million fewer voters this election than the last, and Romney got about a quarter million fewer. The difference in vote totals was almost entirely on the Democratic side.
And if you look at swing states. Romney not only out voted McCain by over 250K, he also got more votes that George Bush in 2004.
I loved Romney but it was his strategy that sucked and cost the Reps the election.
It all goes back to the Convention which did absolutely nothing to unite the party. Where were the primary candidate losers? Why weren’t they given a chance to speak and demonstrate some unity? Would it have been that bad to let Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and for that matter- Herman Cain speak?
That would have gone a long way towards uniting the party, but none of them were allowed to speak.
The only person in the Republican Party that actually has a youth movement behind him and they don’t let him speak! How stupid is that?
Why does this matter? It goes back to the economy argument.
Republicans were right, the economy sucks. But swing voters are not motivated by hard truths, they’re motivated by the periphery.
Which is why “Binders of women, Big Bird and Blaming Bush” worked.
Obama won by making Romney the “yucky” candidate.
When you think about it, any Republican candidate would have lost to Obama. The Democrats know how to paint the Republicans in an unfair light and the Reps don’t know how to sell their positions. Pure and simple.
Look at the results of 2012. The Republicans are still in the game.
And where is the Democrat bench? We are coming at you with Marco Rubio. What do the Dems have? A 70 year old Hillary and Andrew Cuomo? Please. The Reps are not dead yet, but Socialism has died in every Country i’ts been tried, and it will in this one too.
We are free society and will throw off the yoke of bondage.