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
John McCain was running against oil company profits. What did a conservative have to vote for?
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.
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.
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!
It’s important to remind older Americans:
Obamacare = Euthanasia for Baby Boomers
Unfortunately, if McCain had won both Ohio and Pennsylvania, he still would have lost the election.
Furthermore, even if you were to assume that every older white voter that stayed home, would have voted for McCain (which would be a horrible assumption) Obama still would have won OH and PA and won the election.
Chalk one up for the left.
They’re winning, if you haven’t figured that one out.
When whites stay home the left holds up their champagne glasses.
Women want a sugar-daddy to keep them, it’s hard-wired.
There is no bigger perceived sugar-daddy than the government.
The bigger government gets the more it screws with the natural order of things and serves as a pseudo-husband to single females.
It is no accident that men are hurting most in this economy, but a symptom of the sickness that is collectivism.
Men are at the bottom of the leftists priority list, especially the white ones.
This is but one more sickness of many we are in store for, folks.
So, white dudes die in the middle east, lose their jobs at home, and don’t vote when they get older—IT’S FRICKIN’ PERFECT!
Republicans cannot win without this demographic. Period.
I just got back from a weekend in Prospect, Oregon which is near Crater Lake. We stayed in an historic hotel. At dinner last night there was an older couple in the dining room talking and I heard every word.
He called Jimmy Carter Mr Peanut, said we’re going to have 20%+ interest again, hates Obama, said Sarah isn’t liked by many republicans because she won’t put up with the corruption. He went on and on...he coulda been a Freeper for the way he sounded. I never heard McCain mentioned once and this guy was at least in McCain’s age bracket.
This next election is gonna be a real hum-dinger - that is if zero hasn’t somehow made elections illegal by then.
No wonder 0 wants to let the old folks die.
RINOs gave away the 2008 races, just as they gave away the 2006 races.
Outsourcing is a vote loser. Both parties are guilty, but the GOP gets the blame.
Open borders is a vote loser. Both parties are guilty, but the GOP gets the blame.
Foreign workers on work visas are vote losers. Both parties are guilty, but the GOP gets the blame.
Here is the RINO platform: "Democrats will ruin the economy. We will do the same, but a few of us will get filthy rich in the process." That would be McCain, Romney, Huckabee, Guliani, and any other RINO candidate acceptable to the treasonous Noonan-type crowd.
Sarah Palin is speaking out against outsourcing our jobs. Sarah is advocating American production, American energy, American workers, and American-made products. Of course, the RINOs will scream louder, even here on Free Republic.
Good. Pick a side.
All the older whites I know in PA were behind Obama. They’d never vote Republican. I wonder if most of these ‘older whites’ were still amongst the living?
Asked to identify their reasons for not voting, 46 percent of all whites said they didn't like the candidates, weren't interested or had better things to do, up from 41 percent in 2004. Hispanics had similar numbers for both years.
Many of us here have known this for some time, even before the November vote, we felt this would be the case. We debated which would be worse: McCain with Dem Congress, or Obama with a Dem Congress, with Obama's presidency spurring the Republicans to a big comeback in 2010?
We are now in the very weeks when that question will be answered. We need to push Congress to defeat Obama's legislative excesses, and identify the Republican candidates who can bring about victories in 2010 and 2012. And we need to throw it back in the faces of McCain, Powell, and RINOs and moderates everywhere who do nothing but demoralize Republican voters with their habit of pandering and sucking up to every interest group they can find to pander to and suck up to. They, including Bush and Rove, are who caused the losses in 2006 and 2008.
The same conservative, Republican message for everyone potential voter.