From Eric Holmes of the American Thinker:
Looking closely at the county-by-county voting result map, however, reveals that Gov. Romney’s message and his target demographic could have worked. It was only in a handful of specific counties that the execution of promoting that message did not break through.
Nationwide, Gov. Romney appealed to middle-class Christian families who live in either rural or suburban areas. Geographically, he did well in the South and the Midwest and less well on the West Coast, in the Rust Belt, and in the Northeast. With this group of voters he could have won the election — if not for some specific areas where the demographics favored Gov. Romney, yet the voting was strangely inconsistent.
Obviously, Romney would have won had he carried Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and either Colorado or Iowa.
A lot is being said about the Obama surge in Miami. Gov. Romney could have carried this state with a more balanced voting result in Broward or Orange County. Both of these are dominated by sprawling suburban neighborhoods of tree-lined streets and parents playing with their kids in parks. There is nothing urban about these. Yet Gov. Romney lost by 200,000 votes in Broward County neighborhoods, which look identical to neighborhoods across the country from which he won millions of votes. Same is true for Orange County (Orlando), where he lost by 120,000.
In Ohio, Gov. Romney did nicely in Cincinnati and Toledo. He was creamed in Cleveland. He was also demolished in Columbus, a non-industrial city in the heartland of the state. By national standards, though, he should have won enough votes in Columbus to win the state.
In Virginia, his demographic was in the north — Prince William, Loudoun, Fairfax, and Arlington counties. Just a more realistic showing across these counties would have won Gov. Romney the state. He didn’t have to win — just turn the tide a bit.
MY COMMENT: How the heck did Romney even lose the CUBAN VOTE?
One of the stay homes called Rush last week. He was an all or nothing type.
It was his last chance to win. Another chance will not becoming anytime soon, if ever.
4 more years of Obama will not make conservatism a winning thing.
The takers win, and there will be more of them in 4 years.
As the Boomers begin to age their death rate climbs. Absent a really vigorous voter registration program, the number of Republican voters should decline ~ and that's been the case ever since "W""s last election in 2004.
This time even the Democrats had a maor drop in voting strength.
This problem will continue for the next 20 years until the last Boomer is sitting around in an old folks home spitting chaw into a brass bucket!
There is no real understanding of it, frankly. Even in polls like PPP and Pew all the internals showed people unhappy with the economy and yet they send back the socialist to finish his job, as he put it during the campaign. Here’s a man who spent almost one trillion dollars in stimulous promising it would solve the issue, and things got worse. Yet he still blamed BUSH four years later. Reading comments under the stories of lay offs you see that our country has become a bunch of lazy asses who want the Federal government to help them from cradle to grave and punish anyone who has more ambition and drive to make something of themselves.
The takers won. And these same low life loser will keep blaming Wall Street and Bush.
Republicans talk about limited central government, but they do not believe in it or, if they do, they lack confidence that they can explain its benefits compellingly.
TO MANY RINOS, oust them! THEY LOVE THE PIG TROUGH JUST LIKE THE DEMS! TERM LIMITS, TIE PAY TO SS AND MILITARY COLA RAISES! NO MORE LIFE TIME PLATINUM HEALTH INSURANCE EITHER!
Those who stayed home will reap the consequences of the election as much as those who voted. Making no decision is a decision.
The residents nice suburban tree lined streets will experience job losses, higher taxes, higher energy and food prices, and more restrictions on freedom. Perhaps none of this matters as long as there is a roof overhead, food in the refrigerator, and a widescreen television with hundreds of channels in the house.
The only thing I can see on the horizon that may shake Americans out of their stupor is the medium term consequences of Obama’s war on fossil fuels. As we’ve seen this week he is prepared to bring the oil shale boom to a halt using environmental regulations to end development of resources. This means higher gasoline prices in the future. The war on coal will soon be over and with the permanent shutdown of America’s coal fired power plants we will begin experiencing frequent brownouts and blackouts in the heartland. No doubt the federal government will mandate the grid supply the cities. Gasoline prices of $7.00 to $10.00 per gallon will hurt the pocketbooks of rural and suburban dwellers hard. Loss of electric power for 3-4 hours a day will be a major irritant and inconvenience except for those who recently immigrated from 3rd world countries where unreliable power is the norm.
Perhaps when the suburban middle class worker is spending $10.00 per gallon for gasoline and can’t watch Dancing with the Stars due to frequent electric power blackouts, he will want to vote for “change”.
We had a potential one...
In other words, the GOPe, as of this election, has LOST the "hold-your-nose-and-vote" base. The threats of dire consequences are no longer sufficient to scare conservatives into voting. Do I think the GOPe will take this lesson to heart? Nope .... as the author says, they're playing the game, too .... don't want true conservatism. The RNC gave NO money to Bachmann, the Repubs redistricted Allen West out of a seat ... these are the folks who stand up for America and the very 'Tea Party' types that Boehner has now denied exists in the House.
Elected politicians are NOT going to change the system. Once in office, they will all tend to see government as the solution, not the problem. Elected politicians will not fix this mess.
Nothing changes until after the war. I don't really expect that war to occur within my lifetime, but we'll see.
The Tea Party didn’t show up, for whatever reason.
The counting still goes on. Millions will be added to the 2012 totals. I am surprised that McCarthy has bought into this meme. The current total vote is now 120 million. 71% of CA has reported. 55% of WA. 75% of OR.
Romney will top McCain's 60M in 2008 and probably end up closer to Bush's 62M in 2004.
What I do believe is that the Democrats have found a way to steal any election they desire. And that is through early voting, people registering to vote under multiple names and giving multiple addresses, absentee ballots, and voting by mail. And I have no doubt that there are many more ways. This does away with the need for obama to cancel other elections or to outlaw political parties. Those who oppose him will just be frauded out. To illustrate: The Republican Party will be reduced by the above methods to token numbers and they will support, either overtly or covertly, obama's agenda.
They got obama in the White House and got rid of Allen West and some more of obama's more vocal opponents this time. Next election they will get rid of more.
Millions of people voted against Obama by staying home. Because they didn’t really believe in Romney either, they just didn’t vote. If there had been a Conservative Party candidate for them to vote for they would have gone to the polls. Obama would have still won, but the reason why would have been painfully obvious to all these so called experts. Conservatives want your votes to be valued, sought after, and actually counted? Form a new party.
“the Left’s embrace of illegal immigration.”
Sure it does, but so does the “business community” and the Wall Street Journal. It’s all good, they say. Those people wading across the Rio are nuclear physicists as well as grass cutters, all contributing to our booming economy.
And it’s bi-partisan. The Elder Bush invented NAFTA, and it was Bubba who pushed it through Congress.
This aspect of the ‘blame game’ is total BS...it is the fault of this group; it is the fault of that group.
Here is who is at fault...the GOP nominates a candidate who was being rejected by 65-70% of Republican voters all the way thru the primary process. They leave their primaries ‘open’ to Democrat shenanigans. Then they are SHOCKED when a good portion of the 65%’ers don’t show up on Election Day. That ‘where else are they going to go?’ mandate didn’t sell. They stayed home. Blacks obey their plantation owners on Election Day...enough of the 65%’ers threw off their chains to keep Romney from winning. It’s as simple as that.
McCarthy is 100% correct about this. What's pathetic is that those "many people" are being vindicated every time the bloated Federal big gets even more massive under REPUBLICAN oversight.
Romney had more than enough votes to win. The difference was in the outright fraud perpetrated by the 'Rats.
Perhaps it was a combination of the two. But our system of electing candidates is broken. It is corrupted and needs to be fixed. The fix is simple. Voter photo ID and no early voting. Period.
Be prepared to hear all about lots of voters staying home...the Bipartisan Oligarchy would rather we all stew in that mess..than having us all bothered, and deciding to investigate, about all the voters voting who never voted...
Listening to descriptions of how Democrats got out their ground game with superior ability to bring those to the polls who normally would never go by the commentators on Fox election night..made me realize..what they actually have done is track names that HAVE NOT VOTED IN MANY, MANY elections cycles....and vote them.
A well-funded project, county-by-county..to examine the names signed in at at the polls..and going out to find those individuals..youll find they were never physically at he polls..or they themselves never filled out the absentee ballot....or their names in the death registers.
The very LAST thing the Bipartisan Oligarchy want or need is any semblance of Constitutional Federal Gov’mt or a clean vote.
Both those are up to We the People to cram it down their throats so hard in DC they will, someday, never do otherwise.