Skip to comments.Where Did the Voters Go? Nowhere.
Posted on 11/08/2012 7:25:35 PM PST by cdchik123
As the national vote total began to solidify last night, one question on the minds of Republicans was: Where are the missing voters? Last night it looked like Mitt Romney had received something like 10 to 15 percent fewer votes than John McCain had in 2008, even though his percentage of the overall vote was at least two points higher. What did this mean? Where did the voters go? They didnt go to Barack Obama, because exit polls suggested he had basically turned out the same demographic support he had four years ago. So where are they? Did this suggest a significant element of the GOP base had stayed home? Perhaps evangelical voters quietly refusing to cast a ballot for a Mormon? Populist voters disgusted by the 47 percent tape?
As I write, Mitt Romney has 57.4 million votes. John McCain ended up with 59.9 million. Its a little noticed fact that in two weeks following every presidential election, votes continue to be reported by the millions. As I recall, Barack Obama got something like four million more votes in the weeks after election day, while John McCain got two or three million. Its likely that by Thanksgiving, the final vote tally will show Romney very close to or even slightly exceeding McCains total.
So there are probably no missing voters. The idea offers a certain degree of cold comfort for conservatives and Republicans, because it would suggest the problem was with Romneys candidacy in particular and not with the movement or the party. But its false, and they will not be spared the reckoning about the partys future.
I think you've got it backwards. The fact that Obama got 4 more years is part of the judgement we are under as a nation. There's a lot of crap headed our way in his second term.
So, you would rather a socialist, communist, muslim win???
“The fact that Obama got 4 more years is part of the judgement we are under as a nation.”
I agree with you wholeheartedly, and have said as much to my friends lately. I do believe we are under God’s judgement.
>>So, you would rather a socialist, communist, muslim win??? <<
That’s exactly what they want. Otherwise they would have tried to stop it.
But, you have to understand, they are more “principled” “conservative” and “smarter” than the rest of us.
You can tell it in the way they like to boast of their principled stand, with an air of superiority.
Absolutely amazing to me.
Consider the population increase. Actually Romney got more votes than McCain. It’s just that the population grew too.
Don’t ask me. Note and understand the quote marks.
I'm reminded of a saying I once heard: So heavenly bound that they are of no earthly good.
God's people have a responsibility to be salt and light. Even though selecting from the lesser of two evils is never a good choice, it's better than absolving ourselves of any responsibility to make a difference.
This tells us that Narcissus was truly in fear of losing his grip on the nation.
I think the conservatives need to spend the next 4 years fighting for Voter ID laws in every state. Or start doing voter fraud just like the Democraps.
Perhaps BO was striking a thespian pose. Didn't know he had it in him.
You people are disgusting. Continuing to cast your votes for whatever your lords at the RNC put forth as candidates, regardless the type of people they are.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil
is that good men do nothing. “ - Edmund Burke
We have to learn to run both kinds of ads. Yes, many, many American people who vote run on their emotions. The democrats know this and constantly appeal to people's emotions. It is time for Conservatives to begin to realize the board the game is being played on and play on it.
So you’re saying Republican officials are too stupid or weak, or cowardly to stop the Democrats from miscounting the votes?
Are you saying the pure as the driven snow Republican Party can’t do the same thing as you’re saying the Democrats are doing?
If Republicans are so stupid and weak as to allow the Dems to outsmart them in this way, they deserve to lose.
Romney lost a little bit better than McCain did in an election where a TRULY CONSERVATIVE inflatable doll could have triumphed!
Even worse -open primaries that leftists participate in! An epic FAIL that gave us Romney...
I can’t believe people stayed home. We had a big enthusiasm edge. It was very, very fishy to me, but what do I know? It’s like Breitbart’s convenient (for BO) death. I can’t say it was massive fraud, but there are questions.
So the Evangelicals can’t live with a Mormon? How about a Catholic, a religious Jew? We As Conservatives, Republicans, whatever we call ourselves, need to stop with the petty religious titles. Was Mitt a conservative? No, not by a long shot, but what of the alternative? I didn’t like some of his previous positions, but I promise you I don’t like any of Obama’s, past or present.
If our base feels slighted because our nominee isn’t their flavor of Judeo/Christian, then we have a problem, as the Dems have no such qualms, and neither do the bulk of Americans.
I’m not saying we don’t need moral, ethical people in office, we do, we absolutely do. Personally, I don’t care whether my man is Protestant, Catholic, Sikh, Jewish, you name it. Does he care about this country and does he want it to improve? If yes, he probably has my vote.