Rush talked about this a lot today when Podhoertz has a point here. OH provisionals dont get counted for 10 days. Not very cutting edge Rush :(
What about the electronic votes that were switched mid-stream from Romney to 0bama?
This is true. The totals will be updating for weeks. Romney’s at 58.13 million right now.McCain ended up with 59.95 million.
It is Obama’s votes that disappeared. probably around 5 million of them.
Mandate?! Give me a f**kin break!
No, conservatives refusing to vote for another big government liberal masquerading as a Republican.
The question, Where are the missing votes? is the wrong question. It should be, Where are the missing votes?
Paultards and Nootards.
It’s not about how people voted, it’s ALL about how the votes are counted........
If this is true, then an explanation is needed as to how Romney turned out his base, won the independents, yet still lost; managing to do so as Obama saw millions of losses from 2008. Party I.D. doesn’t account for it. There aren’t enough Democrats to do that. I’m thinking Republicans stayed home until somebody comes up with a better explanation. It’s not like McCain really got out the vote either.
"To: cripplecreek It's still a race to the bottom for these two. No reason why somebody who'd dump Obama would turn around and vote for Rombama. I see an historic low in voter turnout this November. 17 posted on May 26, 2012 8:25:28 AM EDT by muawiyah" or
" To: rogue yam You are one of those who rejected the idea that we could discuss the campaign using facts and figures. Something about that just gives the Democrats ideas or something. You'll have to do better than that. In the meantime, if Republicans do as well as they did in the last two Presidential races we are short 10 million votes of beating Obama. He's plush. Not only that, the people on his team who are disappointed in him say they won't vote for him, but they're not saying they'll vote for a Republican. That is very serious. What's going on here is the GOP-e has known for four years that our Presidential vote totals have been declining and that Obama broke all records. If he does as well, we lose. He has to lose 15% of his last vote total to get down in the territory where Republican votes are located. The only way to overcome that is to have a really bright, sparkling, charismatic candidate who attracts people. Just "thinking hard" at a problem isn't going to elicit a positive response out of the crowd who voted for Obama the first time. Again, with a 15% loss in votes Obama still beats our guy. If you really cared about winning the election you'd come up with something. BTW, the shadow of the Spring non-Primary in Virginia continues. We had exceeding light turnout yesterday and there were 5 contested House seats and a Senate seat at stake. Ordinarily you'd get folks out ~ this time they got what seems to be the same old same old. Keep that up and this Fall Republicans will lose everything in Virginia. Tell your little buddy over there who works for Bolling on these matters that it is dangerous to discourage voting. People will make it a habit! 44 posted on 06/13/2012 6:49:38 PM PDT by muawiyah " OR
This is an old issue that was suppressed for the sake of FREEPER comity during the body of the formal campaign ~ lest I somehow hurt Romney more than several other disasters had already done.
Failure to encourage Republicans to vote lost Virginia for him ~ he did that! Someone's going to remind me Bob McDonnell and Bill Bolling did that, but it was Romney. He had but to say "Hey, open up the Virginia primary to everybody or I"m not going there either' and that'd been it. Even make him a popular guy!
Failure to get more people registered who were willing to vote Republican hurt everywhere. We were short on voter registration drives.
Finally, Obama lost 9 million votes he'd had before! He literally fell on his sword to give this election to Romney ~ and still Romney didn't do as well as McCain ~ which wasn't the first time Romney didn't poll as well as McCain.
Romney received approximately 1.5 MILLION MORE votes than McCain.
Even adjusting for growth in the voting age population, Romney got 2.5% more votes than McCain.
Nice to see Podhoretz break the tide of idiocy from the Right on this.
There a great article on Drudge on the dems use of subtle marketing techniques to sway voters. I hate to say it but it was brilliant. (professionally speaking)
I am depressed that the republicans, who I thought are much smarter than the dems, got “schooled” in electioneering.
The idea that you can sway demographics by appealing to something totally unrelated to the important issues republicans were pounding on is very interesting.... but makes sense when you think that most people don’t give two hoots about politics.
It also doesn’t make any sense that Obama would win given his record.... so the dems did only thing they could. Say bad things about the opponent and influence their base with things that the republicans would ignore.
The example of giving away cell phones, or Obama having dinner with Clooney seems like nonsense to us thinking people, but are important decision points that influence whole demographics of sheeple. Stupid sounding but a brilliant translation or marketing skills and data into retail politics.
And if you extrapolate this means that elections will never again be about issues but be about influencing people via their likes and dislikes - or other emotional signals.
Right or left will have no meaning anymore - it’ll be just red or blue.
It was better when only 20% of us voted.
Consider the population increase. Actually Romney got more votes than McCain. It’s just that the population grew too.
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.
In other words, there were still many missing voters.
Rush Limbaugh says that Romney missed 3 million votes, people who did not turn out.
Romney captured few undecideds and alienated their conservative base, just as predicted by multiple conservative pundits here on FR.
Sarah Palin could have won this election, and the GOP has huge egg on face.
Karl Rove? Has killed the GOP, and the progressives continue to kill it.Karl needs to fall on his rusty , dull
underused sword and the GOP country club need to do the same. It is now the era of the Tea Party.
And where did the 3 millon go? They follow their investment capital offshore, having purchased lovely cottages in the highlands of South America, the Philippines, and the carribean. Taxing those 3 million “rich” Americans is just not going to happen.