|2012||President||Barack Obama 52% - Mitt Romney 46%|
|2008||President||John McCain 52% - Barack Obama 47%|
|2004||President||George W. Bush 56% - John Kerry 43%|
|2000||President||George W. Bush 53% - Al Gore44%|
Romney was unelectable.
a friend who usually votes conservative but who is not political, stayed home. not because Romney was not conservative enough...because as he said “ who do you want me to vote for? Donald Duck?”
ordinary people stayed home in droves as did those who would not vote for another moderate (I’m being kind...ok liberal) RINO(yes...I’m being redundant on purpose)
I guess they were really hot on Romney back in 2012. Quite a contrast from previous elections.
Those numbers are incorrect. The ones from before 2012 are from the old Sarasota-based FL-13 (the CDs were renumbered in 2012). And in 2012 Obama carried the FL-13 by only 50.1% to 48.6%. http://m.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/19/1163009/-Daily-Kos-Elections-presidential-results-by-congressional-district-for-the-2012-2008-elections
This will be a very competitive special election. If Young’s widow, Beverley, runs (she said prior to her husband’s death that if her husband’s 2012 Dem opponent, Jessica Ehrlich, ran in 2014 , that she would run against her), and I would think that the widow would clear the GOP field for the special and beat the Democrat (even 2012 Dem gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink, who, like Ehrlich, announced a 2014 run last week). But if Beverley Young doesn’t run, the GOP has a pretty good announced candidate in former state rep Larry Crow. There’s also an openly gay, carpetbagging RINO named Nick Zoller who is seeking the seat—the guy moved to FL just a couple of years ago and he brags about working on the campaigns to elect or reelecti Lisa Murkowski, Saxby Chambliss and Scott Brown to the Senate (I guess that he was too busy to help out Susan Collins or Mark Kirk). So if the widow doesn’t run, Crow should be the man (barring someone else jumping in).
BTW, I already fixed the 2012 presidential results for FL-13 on Wikipedia (which I assume was your source). Wikipedia had mistakenly used the 52%-46% 2012 results for Pinellas County as a whole instead of using the 50%-49% results for FL-13. The Associated Press also reported the 52-46 numbers, and the New York Times ran the AP’s story, so it appears that the MSM get their information from Wikipedia!