Skip to comments.When the 2016 Election Arrives, The GOP will enter having won the popular vote once in 28 years.
Posted on 11/06/2012 10:27:31 PM PST by TitansAFC
Just a point in fact for the GOP at large:
When Election Day 2016 rolls around, the GOP will enter the night having convinced more Americans to vote for their candidate than for the Democrat candidate exactly one time in 28 years.
Thats ONCE in TWENTY-EIGHT years. Just damn.
What 2016 election?
That was the last one folks.
Hell, for that matter, 2010 was the last one.
I don’t think we survive another 2 years.
But the Left will rule because demography is favoring them in the long run.
And the Democrats have only won 3 times?
GW was voted in twice in the last 12 years.
Am I missing something?
“popular” - never mind...
Add another 8 years to that cuz Hillary is a shoo-in for 8 years in 2016. She will be more loved than Obama by the media and Obama will be viewed by them as one of the greatest presidents ever.
GW did not win the popular vote against Gore.
As I said, the GOP will enter the 2016 Presidential Election having convinced more Americans to vote for their Presidential candidate than for the Democratic candidate exactly one time in 28 years (2004).
It is a center-left electorate now, and women voters are crushing male voters.
Clinton won the popular vote in 1992, 1996
Gore won the popular vote in 2000.
Bush won in 2004
Obama won in 2008 and 2012.
So Dems have won 5 of the last 6 popular votes. Pretty meaningless..
Not necessarily. Republicans in congress can make her the target for the failed Benghazi mess - she took responsibility.
We are Venezuela.
That isn’t accurate, 1988, and 2004.
Most voters admitted this in the exit polls today and it's not going to change anytime soon!
The Evil Party beats the Stupid Party, not for the first time.
Obama has had the most incompetent and scandal-ridden administration since Grant's--and Grant won only because he was up against a crackpot. Romney was so much clearly superior to Obama as a potential leader...not another Horace Greeley.
The other historical analogy that comes to mind is if Aaron Burr had managed to become President in 1801 instead of Jefferson.
Talking about “wealth” and “corporate America” is not going to radicalize young voters enough to convince them to vote Republican.
So 27 years?
What difference does that mean? We could look at this the other way around: The Democrats will go into the 2016 election having won more than 50% of the popular vote only twice in 40 years.
If you don’t see the significance of it, you would fit in well with the current GOP leadership.
Okay, so Puns only won two of six, and one of those times the popular and electoral votes split. But why cut it off at that particular point, other than that it makes it look as bad as possible? Everyone knows Clinton and Obama won twice and Gore won the popular vote 00. I don’t see any illuminating in the way you put it.
The republican party will not win the Presidency again ever it is done over finished...... They will have a hard time winning any marginal states like Florida or Ohio Iowa again.. Look we the republican party had both houses the governors in all the swing states and they couldn’t pull it off!!
Just go back and look at some of the "landslide" elections we've had in the last 50 years and see how close those popular votes were. Ronald Reagan wiped the floor with Jimmy Carter in 1980 but only won 50.8% of the popular vote, for example.
There is a good point.
The GOP has added so many issues to their list of “polarizing issues” that all that remains in use is Economic Issues, Taxes, National Defense, and Foreign Policy.
These issues are not the issues that motivate new voters to come to your party. They just don’t.
a majority....a large majority...voted against the toon....
its not an issue...
we've entered the post WW2 malaise where duty, patriotism,law,righteousness,chivalry DO NOT MEAN A DAMN THING.....
the voters and the fraudsters have told us so...
have to include all the military getting their pensions....don’t discount that they are on the govt teat as well....
There are no two parties.
There are the Democrats and the RINO’s.The rest of us are well on our way to dissappearing.
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. --Joseph Stalin
You might want to come up with a Plan B, because the GOP is dead.
I have personally cast my last vote and I am not convinced that there will even be an election in 2016.
I agree. This country is done.
Here’s more “food for thought.” Recognizing that the final tallies aren’t done yet, Obama is currently 9 million votes under his tally from 08...6 hours ago, I would’ve said that’s a very good sign. What I don’t understand is, if the GOP turnout machine was really so good, and voter intensity for the GOP was so high, how the heck can Romney have 3 million LESS votes than McCain’s total from 08???
Thank you for your common sense. The New Deal and Great Depression was much worse. Hell, tax rates were higher under Ike than under 0bama.
I don’t know. I do know that G-d’s judgment is about to fall on this country HARD.
In the next 4 years we will be Greece . If you think that will lead to elections (honest or otherwise ) I would like to sell you some Florida swamp land real cheap.
I think we’ll survive and I am optimistic that just maybe after another 4 years of this, some people will wise up.
I hate to talk about all this doom and gloom because I don’t think we should sound like those Kerry supporters in 2004 who had to seek psychological help because that madman Bush had been reelected. They were also convinced it was the end for America. Although many of them are still convinced they were right! In any case I don’t want to stoop to their level.
Clinton didn’t win a majority either time.
Sadly, I think you are right, Stevie. The first phone call Obama made tonight after Romney called him, was to thank Bill Clinton - big time - for helping him win this election. The Obamas and the Klintoons are a nice cozy bunch now. God help us...
If you aren't accessible, have a common glass of beer touch like Reagan, you're not going to be elected.
When Obama was elected in 2008 I was afraid the country would soon become a Venezuela or Zimbabwe, but the American people showed a lot of resilience (Tea Party, recapture of the House of Representatives from the Evil Party in 2010). We have survived 4 years, even if badly damaged. Presidents are usually less successful in their second term than in their first (Jefferson, Cleveland, Wilson, FDR, Nixon, and GWB come to mind). Can we mimimize the damage for four more years and hang on until 2017?
I don't know the answer. Maybe we have reached the point of no return. But for the moment I would like to think of the character in Monty Python who shouts "I'm not dead yet!"
“The GOP has added so many issues to their list of polarizing issues that all that remains in use is Economic Issues, Taxes, National Defense, and Foreign Policy.
These issues are not the issues that motivate new voters to come to your party. They just dont.”
Very good observation, and it doesn’t bode well for our side.
Having written what you said above, what ARE the “issues” that you believe “motivated” new voters to vote for the left, this time?
“Only because the GOP can’t manage to win over Latino voters, most of whom are social conservatives and a natural fit for a conservative party”
Legalizing the illegals is going to be a top priority of Obama’s second term.
Then, in 2016, you can see how all these new “socially conservative Latinos” end up voting. Probably forever.
According to the polls, single women made up 23% of the electorate and went 70% to Obama. Their number one issue? The freedom to murder their unborn child in the womb.
I think that it’s time we stop surrendering issues to the left in the name of being non-polarizing that will come back to bite us in short order. The Left is not afraid to touch Social Issues, for example, knowing that the GOP will back down. The end result is that the Democrats win the issue within a few elections.
We need more issues, even if some of them are polarizing.
The Democrats have neutralized the tax issue by making a habit of adding a middle-class tax cut to every campaign. We have not adequately responded. Nobody I know believed Obama was going to raise their taxes, though many of them believed Romney would. These folks aren’t partisans, either.
For all the talk of the Democrats’ “old playbook,” I sure felt like Bob Dole was campaigning again this year.
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