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  • GOP turnout: myths and reality

    11/23/2012 9:24:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In the immediate aftermath of the election, Republicans slammed Mitt Romney for not being able to match the popular vote totals of John McCain, but many forgot that the full totals in the popular vote take a few weeks to finalize. This past week, Romney's totals surpassed McCain's in an election that had a smaller overall turnout, Kimberly Strassel reports for the Wall Street Journal --- and Romney did significantly better in swing states than the GOP did in 2008 as well (via Scott Johnson at Power Line): Mr. Romney beat Mr. McCain's numbers in every single battleground, save Ohio....
  • Mitt Romney says govs must 'live by a higher standard'

    06/28/2009 9:15:00 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies · 937+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-06-28 | Mike Allen
    Discussing disgraced South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a fellow Republican, said governors and other national leaders are expected “to live by a higher standard because … the culture of the nation” can be hurt by their failings. “Seeing this family become healed is our highest priority,” Romney said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “At the same time, and not commenting particularly on Governor Sanford, … people in public life ought to be held to a higher standard. … I heard one … former governor say, ‘Well, everybody makes mistakes.’ Well, that’s true. “But not all...