I was warning before the election and during the GOP Primary, that getting Romney as the GOP Nominee - would suppress the Evangelical Vote.
It’s known that the GOP cannot win without the full Evangelical Right on board and supporting the candidate. Romney just was NOT GOING TO FLY with many Evangelicals and that was known long before it ever came down to the convention.
But, many preferred to ignore it. The LOSS of the election is something I attribute DIRECTLY to this - a very significant portion of the Evangelicals refusing to vote for Romney!
Maybe next time, someone will take these things into consideration about the Evangelicals, instead of telling them that they “better come on board” - or else!
Note, the article gets the number wrong on the 2008 election ~ Reps had 59 million and the Dems had 69 million votes. That's 128 million votes, not 122 million.
See this thread :
Well, it's possible...but Evangelicals weren't alone on this...and more white non-Evangelical Protestants & Catholics stayed out of the election process this go-round...compared to even more Evangelicals turning out: See: How the Faithful Voted: 2012 Preliminary Analysis [Evang. up; other Prot. + white Catholics down]
We have to learn the lesson here and that lesson is that if are ever going to win another election we have to understand that is going to take all of us hanging together in our desire to defeat Democrat.
We have too many Republicans acting like children, that if we can't have our way, we're not going to vote. There is a reason we have primaries.
Hail, President Obama