Skip to comments.'08 turnout same as or only slightly higher than '04 (did Repubs stay home?)
Posted on 03/01/2009 8:36:29 AM PST by Krusty
Compared to 2004, Republican turnout declined by 1.3 percentage points to 28.7 percent, while Democratic turnout increased by 2.6 points from 28.7 percent in 2004 to 31.3 percent in 2008.
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Did you stay home? Are you still glad you did? Do you think RINOs learned a lesson?
I'm not being sarcastic, I just want to get a feel for how things happened.
I didn’t stay home but I wonder how much of that Democratic vote stayed home in their beds or their cemetery plots and voted by proxy.
Talk to Ohio. Ohio conservatives stayed home.
I didn’t stay home and I did choke back my bile and vote for McCain. However there was no excitement in me that day, nor did there seem to be much in anyone else on the right.
I heard that 4 million Republicans stayed home. If they had all gone out and voted for McCain-Palin, like I did, Obamao would have still won by about 6 million votes.
Same here... now add anything more fun that might interrupt the day , like having a root canal. I can see a 1.3% drop in Republican voting.
“I just want to get a feel for how things happened. “
Obama, the media candidate won. That’s how ‘things’ happened.
I wanted to stay home but I didn’t. We all knew things would be very bad with O in office and I didn’t want the guilt.
Unfortunately “our” media candidate won the primary.
I think you can safely say that the 2.6% increase in Democrat voters was thanks to ACORN. They managed to get their base out to vote. Why don’t we have an active group on our side to get the vote out, dead or alive?
4 million Republican votes left on the couch. About an equal number of new Democrat votes, and that's all she wrote, brother.
Yes, it’s old. I’m asking for new analysis of the old news, so that we learn something for next time.
I voted for McCain to avoid electing Zero. But if we had elected McCain, we might be in worse shape as a party and almost as dismal a shape as a country. I think McCain has his own ties to Soros and were stronger than I thought. All in all, we may be better with Obama because he’s a symbol in the Democrat party we can rally against.
I voted for SCOTUS more than anything else. Palin on the ticket made it all the easier to do so. But if she weren’t on the ticket, and I didn’t vote, I’m not so sure I’d feel that guilty about it. After all, the GOP left us, not the other way around.
Yes but think about Congress.
When Christians stay home, democrats win. It’s just that simple.
Indeed, we might have had another Senator or two and a few more Congressmen.
I voted. I never miss a vote no matter how much nose holding I have to do. Our country is too important to give in to selfish tantrums.
Some of Obamas civilian force, I see.
I have voted in all elections for the last 20+ years, primaries included. I fully intend to allow the RINOs the full joy of their preferred electoral selection Democrat (Commie) control of all of the Federal offices.
Since the RINOs selected the Maverick, why did they not show up and support him? Why were the RINOs not able to get those Blue Dog Liberals to vote for a RINO?
Democrat voters = the dead, the demented, and the dogs, all facilitated by the oak-tree seed group.
Probably right. If your riding on the highway to hell, you might as well put it into high gear.
Americans are starting to rally against the messiah. According to polls his approval rating is slowly dropping while his disapproval rating is rising.
On the other side of the coin, I know some moderate Republicans think that the election results prove that the party must become more moderate or else risk being a permanent minority party.
That is my suspicion. And from a little acorn, a mighty nut is produced.
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