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No, Paul Ryan didnít hurt Romney in Florida
Hotair ^ | 11/09/2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 11/09/2012 1:03:19 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Aside from retaining the House, this is probably the best news to come out of election day. Entitlement reform is coming, one way or another. And judging by the exit polls among seniors, it's not nearly as politically radioactive as the left would have you believe:

Exit polling in 2008 indicated that John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin won by a margin of 8 percentage points among Florida seniors (53 to 45 percent). Exit polling in 2012 indicates that Romney-Ryan more than doubled that margin — to 17 points (58 to 41 percent).

Romney’s other biggest gains in the Sunshine State, in relation to McCain, were among Floridians between the ages of 45 and 64 — the younger half of whom would have been among the first wave of Americans to experience the Romney-Ryan Medicare reforms firsthand. McCain lost among that group of voters by 5 points (52 to 47 percent); Romney won by 4 points (52 to 48 percent).

What’s more, when asked in exit polling who would do a better job of handling Medicare, Florida voters gave President Obama the edge over Romney by a meager 4 points — 50 to 46 percent — an enviable result for any Republican candidate. (That question wasn’t asked in 2008 exit polling.)

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: florida; paulryan; romney

1 posted on 11/09/2012 1:03:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney/Ryan ran a great campaign. I dont know if any other candidate could have done better. They lost because everyone wanting their freebies and fraud. No other reason.

2 posted on 11/09/2012 1:10:52 PM PST by mouse1
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IMO they won it on the ground with people to people contacts. They had the black communities highly organized, with parties, provided transportation to college students and old folks, walk around money to hand out. They handed out cards to those going in polls to make it easy for them to pick out their preferred candidates, and much, much more. Much was under cover as the average white citizen had no idea what was going on, unless they were suspicious by nature and kept out a sharp eye.

After all, Obama is a community organizer and knows how to do these things.

Our side does none of the above.

Church leaders could take lessons on how to grow a church from the way Obama’s organization did it.

3 posted on 11/09/2012 1:31:35 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: mouse1

A more conservative candidate would have done better in campaigning and they would have done more to get out the vote and organize. This is why people are mad at the GOP for picking Romney for us.

4 posted on 11/09/2012 2:54:16 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

A more conservative candidate would have done better

What candidate did you have in mind? Also, all the fighting amoung candidates in the primaries led to Romney...neither Santorum nor Gingrich would concede. As I said before Romney wasnt anybody’s first choice, but the pick of Paul Ryan showed how serious he was about getting the Country back on track.

5 posted on 11/09/2012 3:56:11 PM PST by mouse1
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