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To: F15Eagle
Don't forget the millions of "Principled Conservatives" who didn't vote "to send a message", or voted third party, also "to send a message".

Misery loves miserable company.

25 posted on 11/19/2012 8:15:34 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Redleg Duke

Yep - and now we’re stuck with Bammy


26 posted on 11/19/2012 8:17:05 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Redleg Duke
Don't forget the millions of "Principled Conservatives" who didn't vote "to send a message", or voted third party, also "to send a message".

There assuredly were not "millions" of either, though Gary Johnson got over a million votes - most of those are likely just hardcore Libertarians that always vote libertarian. Goode only got a little over 100,000 votes.

It's impossible to quantify those who didn't vote, but based on comparisons to 2008 and 2004, there's little evidence that any conservatives who usually vote did not vote.

28 posted on 11/19/2012 8:20:58 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Redleg Duke
Like my mom, you mean? An 83-year-old lifelong active Republican who, for the first time in her life, declined to vote Republican at the top of the ticket (though she voted Republican downticket)? You really think she didn't agonize over that decision? Do you really think she did it to "send a message"? Or like me, who after more than 35 years of voting straight Republican in every single election, for the first time voted third party at the top of the ticket? You are so shallow that you think this was about "sending a message"?

You've got a lot to learn about lines in the sand, principle, conservatism, the value of being a Republican, and the difference between compromise and capitulation.

53 posted on 11/19/2012 9:03:17 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Redleg Duke

You said it better than I could.


55 posted on 11/19/2012 9:11:41 AM PST by Cannon6
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