Skip to comments.Romney wins white vote by same margin as Reagan did in 1980 landslide
Posted on 11/07/2012 6:24:31 AM PST by MNDude
Mitt Romney won white voters by 20 points in todays presidential election, according to exit polls, which is the same margin that Ronald Reagan won that demographic by in his 1980 landslide over Jimmy Carter. But given that white voters are a smaller percentage of the electorate these days and hes doing poorly among minority voters, Romney is on the cusp of losing the election. In 1980, Reagan won white voters 56 percent to 36 percent, with third party candidate John Anderson taking 8 percent of the vote. He ended up beating Carter by 10 points and winning 44 states.
Romney has won white voters by the same 20-point margin, 59 percent to 39 percent. But the big difference is that in 1980, whites were 88 percent of the electorate, whereas in this election, they were just 73 percent.
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The media controls the message. The two stories are democrats good (care about the poor) and Republicans bad (rich and greedy).
Its a constant slow drip.
Meanwhile, 0bama flies around on OPM canpaigning the whole time he is in office?
Not to mention spending trillions without any real accountability..?
Are the majority of hispanics, who are CAUCACIAN just like I am, included in those numbers. I guarantee you they are not. They should be.
Money, yes.Compromise is easy if it's about how big the highway budget should be, or how much the Marines should get out of the defense budget.
What I think that you are missing is that in the matter of principles, any compromise is defeat. If, for example, you believe abortion is murder, then you are defeated when you start talking about trying to get them down to only 10,000 abortions a year instead of 100,000.
That said, when the choice is between a great evil (Obama) instead of a lesser evil (Romney), you go with the lesser evil.
I have no patience with those that say voting for the lesser evil is still voting for evil. No, that is incorrect. you are voting to prevent whatever evil you have any power to.
Both of them were morons who decided to talk about rape. When should rape ever be brought up on the campaign trail? NEVER!
I’d love to hear from all of the Akin-apologists who thought that he was going to win after his career-ending statement and refusal to drop out, it’s really nice that we actually have LESS representation in the Senate.
There’s no good reason why we lost Missouri, Indiana, Montana, and North Dakota. We’re screwed BIG TIME now that Reid’s going to get rid of filibustering, not that McConnell and co. have the guts to ever do it.
And they hatred and bullshit they’re fed is all due to the wonderful guilty white elites who run our educational system and this same mindset (white = bad and racist) is also heavily promoted in the media and pop culture from music to movies. Ah yes, brown people are all just victims in some way and the only people to make it level is big brother Federal Government ran by liberals to dole out the “justice.”
I’m telling people you’re not going to effectively reach out and win a significant amount of blacks and Hispanics in our society now a day. Maybe decades ago when this mentality wasn’t being pushed but now a day? Forget it. There’s noway to remain conservative in principles and get these two groups to make a move to your side.
Nobody brought up rape on the campaign trail. Both were asked about rape and abortion during their debates.
They just blew the answer. They had to answer though.
You wrote:What I think that you are missing is that in the matter of principles, any compromise is defeat. If, for example, you believe abortion is murder, then you are defeated when you start talking about trying to get them down to only 10,000 abortions a year instead of 100,000.
I'm in Cook County. If I'm not flexible I lose 100% of the time. If I can reduce spending just 1% that's a victory. That's money, but what about human life? If I can reduce abortions down from their current level in Illinois just by 1% that's a victory as well.
I have to go with the cards I'm dealt. If I have to go with civil unions to block marriage then I do. Those that say that civil unions are the Camel's Nose are living in a bubble. You can either lose 100% by "standing on principle" and watch your principles fade away or win some victory by continuing to influence the events around you as best you can.
Conservatives should be as gentle as lambs, but as wise as serpents...and the "good old days" never were.
Could very well be true. All it takes is a concentration of fraud in a few select counties in Ohio, FL, VA and the election is stolen.
Although we should always nominate true conservatives I don’t buy into the fact that Romney lost because he wasn’t conservative enough.
Well, I think we m ostly agree, too. If you can’t get the whole loaf, take the 10%, or whatever.
My point is this. Fight for the perfect in the primaries, or at least the closest to what you want that you think can win. Then back the winner of the nomination as the lesser of two evils.
I haven’t actually voted for a Republican since Reagan’s last election. I vote against the party of Satan.