To: colorado tanker
What bothers me is the Republican voters who didnt show up. Romney was a less flawed candidate than McCain and by all polls anti-Obama voters had united behind him. What happened to all those people who were highly motivated to throw the Obama regime out of office? They didnt show. Why?
Well, there are a number of reasons:
1) Social conservatives stayed home. Somebody like Huckabee might have brought more of them.
2) Anti-Mormon bias. Possibly, among Hispanics. Look at Miami-Dade turnout in Florida, which was only 67%. Low turnout in rural counties across the state compared to other counties.
3) Working-class whites did not like Romney. Bain, his richy-ness, outsourcing, etc. Ohio and Pennsylvania are good examples where white turnout was not at par.
4) Libertarian voters - why vote for RomneyCare?
Excellent list. Those are all things that had occurred to me. The last two points could have been ameliorated by Romney countering Obama's Summer ad campaign. By the end of Summer Romney had been defined in the public mind as a robber baron.
Romney ran a better campaign than McCain, but not nearly as good as Obama.
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