"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.
Here here, muawiyah!
About time, they finally listen to you! AFTER the damage has been done.
Actually the reference to your posts was "comedy", not comity, but whatever...
And for the rest of your post, nothing special -- I actually put numbers to it in July, and I've got Obama within .5%
"I do believe the total popular vote is going to contract this year 2-3%. Some Obama voters are not going to vote this year. Some McCain voters are not going to vote this year. But more importantly, some voters who did not vote in '08 are going to vote for Mittens, and yes, some Obama voters are going to outright vote Mittens. And obviously there are a couple of Freepers switching from McCain to vote Obama this time around, but whatever...
2012 (projected from ABC poll):
R [R] 65,268,000
O [D] 60,732,000
2012 current (FL still counting):
O [D] 61,170,405
R [R] 58,163,977