Not accounting for facts is a problem. You are right.
I suspect that what I am going to start calling an Intelligent Red Meat Conservatism message may win, and may win for the reasons set forth in this article.
But to say that with any precision, we have to have FACTS. We need to know, scientifically, just WHY those who stayed home stayed home. We need to know just WHY those who voted for McCain (some 2 plus million) didn’t bother to vote for Romney.
I have my suspicions, as we all do. But I don’t know yet. We need that answer.
Note, we are already into that period, but lots of people don't register and vote until they begin to be vested in the economy and society ~ the kids lucky to escape their mother's knives in the 1970s are now, themselves nearing 40! That's when registration picks up ~ they are ours for the taking!
The Democrats reported 4 years ago that after their extra heavy duty voter registration drives that they really were running out of people to register to vote ~ and then this year they had anywhere from 5 to 10 million voters just flat out disappear!
Due to a higher abortion rate among the ethnic groups the Democrats prey on, and the Republicans pray over, their ability to win elections may wane to the point of political irrelevancy. The next midterms should show another 30 to 35 million voter fall off among Democrats ~ and that would leave them with something like 25 million voters against our 45 million voters, which will probably give us a 3/4 or more majority in the House.
We've likely seen the last Democrat control in the Senate for at least a century.
Now is no time to alienate the Right to Lifers and the SoCons. They are the wave of the future.
At the same time we can well afford to dump the GOP-e!