Skip to comments.Did “Ron Paul's Revolution” Stay Home Last Night? (where are 3 million missing McCain voters?)
Posted on 11/07/2012 4:56:42 PM PST by drewh
havent seen anyone ask this yet, so I will: did the Ron Paul Revolution stay home last night?
Mitt Romney won 3 million votes less than McCain while Obama lost 10 million votes of his own from 2008.
Where did those 3 million McCain voters go?
The main part of why I believed Romney would win this time because I knew the 10 million Obama supporters would sit home but never in my worst nightmares did I imagine McCain voters would sit home. I counted on them to show up and bring friends this time to boot Obama out.
The only thing I can think of is this:
* Ron Paul supporters sat the election out because Dr. Paul because the conflict regarding the convention and the other delegate issues
* Evangelicals went through with their threat to sit home because Romney is a member of the LDS Church
And these two groups thought allowing Obama to have a second term was worth sitting home.
Is that what happened?
I never thought that was a realistic possibility because I cant imagine ever allowing the Left to not just maintain power but actually expand their reach but thats what happened last night.
Have you seen anyone crunching numbers to explain this today?
The Mainsream Media Ministry of Truth will say oh, it was all about Hispanics! but that is a red herring. That doesnt explain dropping three million votes below McCain and a total of five million votes from Bush in 2004.
Ron Paul supporters seem to explain that first drop from Bushs 2004 numbers, sitting out to the tune of 2 million when McCain ran in 2008 and then sitting out even more this time; perhaps its a combination of Ron Paul people and Evangelicals who sat home to teach everyone a lesson.
Thats an expensive lesson if this is right.
I read a tweet today that I can’t find at the moment that only 32% of registered Republicans turned out to vote.
Yes. Romney lost in Florida and Ohio by about the same number as that of libertarian candidate voters.
I think Evangelicals did get out and vote GOP, judging by what I saw in my area. But the libertarians did not, and I have seen FB posts from them bragging about how they “taught the GOP a lesson.”
Self-centered, arrogant...well, I won’t go on.
> I read a tweet today that I cant find at the moment that
> only 32% of registered Republicans turned out to vote.
Maybe it’s just me, but I’m not convinced that their votes were not “lost”.
I don’t know any republicans that didn’t go out to vote, and enthusiasm among the 0bamanoids was low to middlin’ at best.
Yet we lost big.
Something ain’t right.
Probably making the GOP pay for their mistake. So what if we have Obama for another 4 yrs.
Pray for America
There is some solace, for those of us who are neither republican nor libertarian; We’re all gonna go down the sh*tter together!
Those three million and probably a few million more were Palin voters.
My take as well. And I also know Blue Dogs who crossed over and voted for Romney.
Ron Paul. A stale lingering fart from the arse of stupidity!
Ditto. Also judging by the turnout I saw at the two different polling places I worked (one for early voting and one for the regular election), I think turnout was down among both white conservatives and white liberals, compared to 2008. This was the quietest of the last four Presidential elections (2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012) I've seen. There weren't even any union thugs or annoying Dem poll watchers to hang around waiting for the results tape. But black and Hispanics both turned out in big numbers like in 2008, and the vast majority of them voted for Obama.
The GOP primaries burned the house down, for sure. The Rinos won and so they lost their voters. This is especially true for the Paulites. They felt Romney cheated them out of some elections with party power manuvers. Plus, he’s a progressive.
I do find it odd that even Cook, Dave Wasserman reported that a narrowing of the Ohio early vote numbers should be expected. This, along with report after report after report of massive turnout in Ohio`s Republican districts. Something doesn`t make sense here.
I think OBAMA vote was down 10 million..where did they go..they all stayed home???
Those Ron Paul and Gary Johnson fans rejoicing at a Romney loss make me sick; especially when it comes at the expense of our country under a second Obama term. Disgusting. This is exactly why they will never win the loyalties of a majority of conservatives or win the presidency; petty politics. Ron Paul would have gotten taken to the woodshed by Obama plain and simple. You cant be meek and subdued and simply spit out counterpoints when facing such a brazen propagandist (youll get ripped to shreds); not to mention Id never support an anti-Semite who passively blames America for 9/11. In this era of big government where they succeeded in making Mitt look like a radical, what do you think they would have done to Ron Paul? Romney was not my first choice, no, but he was the best choice available because he had the professionalism, charisma, intellect and experience to stand-up to Obama. He incessantly called out Obama on his litany of lies and his atrocious record, debated him brilliantly despite the shameless moderators, yet voters simply refused to believe their messiah was a fraud.
The reason Romney lost was because, one fewer Republicans turned out than in 2008 (which is disgraceful considering what has transpired during the past four years) two, the media went into overdrive to hide Obamas failures and scandals while demonizing Romney and three, we once again got crushed by the minority vote. There is a huge difference between Obama and Romney and if you refuse to see it you are hopelessly lost. If you are a Ron Paul or Gary Johnson supporter, voted for either yesterday, and find any satisfaction or so-called benefit in Obama winning, congratulations. I find no humor or joy in watching America being systematically dismantled and our childrens future tarnished. Even worse, this election may have been our last opportunity to save our fabled republic. What these hypocrites dont understand is that I would have voted for Ron Paul if he won the nomination not because I agree with his views but because there is no greater threat to America than Barack Hussein Obama.
It’s also possible that in four years many conservatives have passed away. As older conservative people pass away, they are not being replaced by the younger people.
The indoctrination in liberalism has worked - the school system, the media, Hollywood, lack of faith in God,and in general, political correctness is the ideology people have grown in for the past 30 years.
I am amazed there are any conservatives at all. Conservatism does not appeal to the people who want their goodies and do not want to follow higher standards, especially Biblical standards. The “me” generation has greatly expanded, and those are the people who vote for liberals, no matter the cost.
Palin was a drag on the ticket and that is the real reason Romney lost./sarc
NO WAY. Maybe that's all that were counted, but don't believe that's all that turned out to vote. Turn of phrase, "all that turned out to vote", not all that voted period. Were all the early and absentee ballots counted, or were they pitched?
I think the LDS ended up being a bigger obstacle for Romney than people were willing to admit.
I voted for Romney, but I admit I struggled with it a little bit.
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