Re: “Several million Republican voters disappeared.”
Saw an interesting appraisal on that.
The thinking is that virtually the entire GOP campaign was run in just 10 or 12 states.
For instance, here in Washington state I didn’t see one Romney ad after the primaries.
The best way to check this?
Compare 2008 GOP turnout in swing states to 2012 turnout.
If it’s the same or higher for Romney, then we know that turnout collapsed in solidly Red states, perhaps because no one was campaigning there.
If anyone can link me to a database on this, it would save a lot of time.
It's really that simple. "Conservatives" did not vote. I was one who had stated previously I would NEVER vote for another rino again, but changed my mind to try to save us from the inevitable destruction surely to come from another 4 years of Obama. Others obviously stuck to their principles.
There is no question now nationally RINOS are LOSERS! The Milquetoast RNC/GOP have lost...as they should.
I read one analysis yesterday, forget from whom that gave this as one of the major screw ups of the Romney team was that they allowed Obie and his minions to incessantly run negative ads all through the early campaign without countering, saving their ad buys for the final two weeks. Problem is, they had to pay 10 times as much for the ads they did run, and had already allowed the DemonRATs to poison the little minds of the voters with the rich white guy don't care about us mantra.
Second nail in the coffin was allowing the lefties to get away with the “war on women” bs. While I'm certainly appalled at how far down the road to hell the DemonRATs have gone, dancing vagina's and embracing deviants and all,
it was devastatingly painful to watch candidates twist while defending being pro life. It allowed Obama to shift the story off his dismal record.
Finally, the point was made that embracing Paul Ryans budget plan allowed Obie to poison the old folks with the tired old “Romney's gonna take away your benefits” routine, which is guaranteed to work every time it's used.
We do have a problem with an electorate that is more takers than givers. We have an electorate that has a larger percentage of low information / intelligence that are unwilling or unable to understand the depth of the short and long term catastrophe that the politicians have brewed for all of us. And we have allowed the MSM and RINO’s to demonize and dismiss the very folks that tried to restore some sanity to the process, i.e. conservatives in general and the tea party specifically.
We have lots of work to do.