Skip to comments.Why the low Republican turnout? (vanity)
Posted on 11/07/2012 8:40:52 AM PST by TigerClaws
This was within reach. Obama had ten million fewer votes than 2008. Despite huge rallies and intensity, Rs didn't show up.
Was it... 1. Insufficient ground game? Hundreds of millions on tv instead of laser beam ground game on our base?
2. Too moderate. Romney didn't motivate the conservatives.
3. The Mormon thing. Evangelicals stayed home.
4. The gender gap. Romney didn't close it.
Despite the MSM spin, this was a winnable election and we lost the chess match.
For the first time in my life, I am almost about to believe massive technical voter fraud. There is just no way that this country turned out in numbers 15 million less than in 08. I figured Obama could get 60 million votes, maybe more. I thought 70 million would vote against him.
The evangelical counts will be interesting, but dang, I am about ready to add tin foil hats as an accessory....
5. Crazy polls showing easy R win.
6. $1 billion in negative ads to demotivate voters.
7. MSM false narratives to demotivate the base.
Nothing will change until the GOP rights those wrongs and corrects history.
I don’t buy it.....I believe there was sophisticated fraud....we lost 180,000 Registered DEMOCRATS in Oregon in the last 4 years....and the DEMS won here big time...something is NOT right...we are being Alinskied
Mormon Gap? Some could not get over that perhaps? My own view is that all voters were particularly fatigued this cycle. When that happens, its up to the ground game, the GOTV efforts, in which it is clear that the Dems are decades ahead of the GOP
Romney wasn’t inspirational, someone who doesn’t believe, only pays lip service ... is truly the wrong guy to have as your champion.
Dumbed down Americans. Years of communists teaching in our schools, Hollywood productions, and the MSM. Too large to ever defeat.
IMHO, the repulsican “establishment” gave us Romney. He is indeed a good man, but he is not what we wanted or needed for this election. (His religion is of little consequence to me...but his coefficient of “RINOness” is.)
Folks, we’ve got some serious house cleaning to do. Get rid of the RINOs.
As for me, I am no longer a Republican until we do.
And I pray that we can put off CW-II for a while...although I doubt it.
Could it possibly be ... missing votes? Is that too crazy to consider?
VOTER FRAUD: THOUSANDS OF VOTES FOR ROMNEY WERE DESTROYED YESTERDAY, BOTH PAPER AND ELECTRONIC!
Conservatives were eager to vote. Even the polls suggested Republican enthusiasm was at an all time high.
Does not make sense ... unless:
Republican early ballots were trashed.
Republican absentee ballots were trashed.
Let me say one other thing about women.
Women truly do have a intuition ... they have a gut sense when something isn’t right.
Romney was setting this off....So was Obama, but Obama was a known commodity.
Women aren’t going to admit this, because this is deep in their nature and they likely don’t realize this themselves, but this is a large part of the huge failure of Romney to reach women.
GOP forced Romney on us when 7 out of 10 primary voters wanted SOMEONE ELSE (more conservative)
Democrats reported they'd hit a wall 4 years ago into new registrants. For whatever reason they had an even weaker program this year. Republicans didn't seem to have any program at all. Whether that was the decision of the candidate and his crowd, or just indolence or stupidity on the part of party officials, I don't think we'll ever get a good answer, or one they'll admit to, but it didn't happen!
I predicted this earlier this year ~ that we'd have an historic low turnout below expected numbers, and that's what happened!
In 2008 the dems stuffed extra ballots in the box - Remember the counties with greater than 100% turnout? This time they likely destroyed ballots after they were mailed or put into the ballot box in Republican counties.
Romney was a horrible candidate, a crappy Democrat-lite liberal running against the Far Leftist Obama.
He got crushed because he was never a real conservative. When people don’t have a choice - well they don’t want the fraud over the real guy!
That’s why the GOP lost Senate seats with a weak presidential candidate with no real coattails.
So if we can migrate enough of the minority of conservatives from states like CA, PA, MA, MD, CT, etc. to Ohio, Florida, Colorado and Wisconsin, we would never lose another election. How can we get that done? Just like the New Yorkers have done to Pennsylvania.
The GOP wanted nothing to do with the Tea Party or Sarah Palin..
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