Skip to comments.Voting Rate Dips As Older Whites Stay Home [Enabled 0 to Win OH & PA!]
Posted on 07/20/2009 1:43:08 PM PDT by Steelfish
Voting rate dips as older whites stay home
About 63.6 percent of the nation's eligible voters cast ballots in November
WASHINGTON - For all the attention generated by Barack Obama's candidacy, the share of eligible voters who actually cast ballots in November declined for the first time in a dozen years.
The reason: Older whites with little interest in backing either Barack Obama or John McCain stayed home.
Census figures released Monday show about 63.6 percent of the nation's eligible voters, or 131.1 million people, voted last November.
Although that represented an increase of 5 million voters virtually all of them minorities the turnout relative to the population of eligible voters was a decrease from 63.8 percent in 2004.
Ohio and Pennsylvania were among those showing declines in white voters, helping Obama carry those battleground states.
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McCain couldn’t even pull in his own demographic!
Yeah, older voters stayed home. Gee, I wonder why?
Some people couldn’t stomach voting for the most open border politician in the republican party.
If you want to blame something, how about a primary process that lets non-republicans decide the victor in many states.
(I haven’t heard anything is being done to fix this for next time)
And what was south carolina thinking anyway
Vans in those states were sent out to pick up ACORNS instead.
John McCain was running against oil company profits. What did a conservative have to vote for?
If it had not been for Palin, I would not have voted. I come down here:
“America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.” — opening lines of 101 Things To Do ‘Til The Revolution by Claire Wolfe
Voting is attempting to work within the system.
That’s it, Acorn was probably driving them around polling booths in OH all day instead!
So all of you Republicans who wouldn’t vote for McCain because he was not conservative enough essentially voted for Obama. Look, we all felt the same way, but in elections sometimes it has to be the lesser of two evils. And NOT voting has consequences. Don’t let anyone ever convince you not to vote again.
You said — McCain couldnt even pull in his own demographic!
Of course, I voted for Palin, but so did everyone else in Oklahoma, it seems... (the largest percentage of voters for Palin in the U.S. of any state). And, Oklahoma is the only state in which every single county in the state went for Palin, even the big metro areas... wow!
exactly. open primaries and liberal candidates are the problem. You can’t blame non-voters who had nothing to vote for.
As far as I’m concerned, those who stayed home are now reaping what they sowed. And the rest of us get to suffer right along with them.
If you didn’t vote for McCain in November as the lesser of two bad choices, just shut up or get busy trying to flip Congress next year. You have forfeited the right to gripe about our current situation, because you helped cause it.
Don’t blame the voters, that’s how democrat think. McCain didn’t inspire voters, nobody in the GOP primaries was terribly inspiring really. If you want to win elections you need good candidates, if you can’t scrape up good candidates you shouldn’t be shocked at voter yawns.
I’m not on the one hand, going to be held responsible for McCain, and on the other hand, blamed for Obama.
The Republicans had a party, and it turns out that I wasn’t invited.
Now people are getting the government they deserve, and nothing less.
Sometimes it’s darkest right before the dawn.
Better to expose the commies for what they are now, and let America decide in 2010 and 2012.
McCain had it in the bag—once he had Palin to motivate the base—if only he hadn’t gone loopy about TARP!
Oh well, our best hope now is that Obama and Obamacare serve as a big 20-year inoculation against even dreamy, uninformed leftist voting in the electorate.
It made no difference. Northern older whites vote for Democrats. The dying minions of Roosevelt and the legacy of their dear social security “entitlements”.
They didn’t have a conservative to vote for.
I almost stayed home myself. (And would have, but for Palin.)
I voted for McCain, but ONLY because of Sarah.
Wasn’t overly THRILLED with her though because felt like she was ONLY brought in at the last minute to try to attract the female vote. While I liked HER much more than McCain (whom I loathed), I felt that was a very sexist and condescending move by him or his handlers or whoever it is who makes those types of decisions in the “smoke-filled back rooms.” It smelled of desperation. You KNOW she would have been “muzzled and locked in the attic” once McCain took office if he had won.
The Republican party differs only slightly from the Dem these days and a RINO like McCain would NOT have his VP feeling powerful and getting “all uppity.”
We need another Reagan, but I don’t think Sarah is “the one.” I don’t think SHE was ready for the attention, popularity and ATTACKS she was hit with!