Skip to comments.Obama's Challenge: Keep The White Vote Down
Posted on 08/03/2012 8:23:01 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
(snip) The math is simple. In 2008, black turnout was way up. Hispanic turnout was up. Young voters flooded the polls. Barack Obama won a substantial majority (53.4%) of the vote, the largest majority for a Democratic presidential candidate since Lyndon Johnsons landslide in 1964.
The white vote, as a percentage of the total vote, was down. Obama captured 43% of the white vote, the highest percentage of white votes garnered by a Democratic presidential candidate since Lyndon Johnson (President Clinton also received 43% of the white vote in his 1996 re-election campaign).
Fast forward to 2012. Black turnout indicators are down, substantially. Hispanic turnout indicators are down, substantially. The youth vote, as a percentage of the total vote, is expected to revert to form. White voters are now expected to comprise 75% of the total electorate.
If President Obama gets 40% of the white vote, he has a chance to win re-election. If President Obama gets 35% of the white vote, he's finished.
Right now, depending on which poll you look at, President Obama is running somewhere north of 35% and south of 40% among white voters. ....
(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...
Disregard the bad economy numbers, most voters have already made up their minds. Also the consistent polling of huge 'enthusiasm gap' for this election cycle.
I can't imagine an October Surprise that will swing independents to Obama camp in a meaningful number. At least I hope not.
Obama 2009 to present has cured many of their ‘white guilt’.
Of course, there are others who will continue to support Obama and many of them work for the media. Duh!
The big question is: How many have been cured of it?
Everyone in my family will be at the polls. This is an important election, particularly for the over-18 youth and the elderly, both of whom will be disastrously affected by another term for The First Dictator. The young will be saddled with an obscene amount of debt that will keep them from enjoying today’s standard of living. The elderly will have to be rationed out of a health care system that simply doesn’t have enough money to take care of them in their last year of life.
The Chicken Sh*t is going to hit the fan in November....Obomba is going to be covered....
So many millions know nothing but to stick with Obama. They are too uninformed to be persuaded otherwise.
If by some chicanery the obamanation is reelected, it will be time to apply Jefferson’s Correction to the course of our country.
These white people just don't show up at the polls. Their poor showing keeps Republican numbers down and fraud up. The couch potatoes don't seem to realize that a registered non-voter is an irresistible invitation to fraud. If we could get 70% turnout ... no frickin' contest!
And, believe it or not, I am definitely sure that great numbers of the most vociferous "conservative" loudmouths at the VFW and Elks Bars (OK ya got me!) simply DO NOT show up to vote.
Show TF up, or STFU, guys!
We don't have that luxury. Show TF up or STFU.
I guess that would be Bush cousin John Ellis acknowledging the importance of the white vote—and white turnout—for Romney to win.
Funny, their whole gang’s dismissive sneering at Sarah Palin and the tea party might make one wonder how much they really want that white turnout to materialize.
New Black Panthers wielding clubs at every polling place...
We have 17 votes for Willard in my family.
3 who voted for the POS have converted.
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