Skip to comments.Michael Barone: Obama's numbers went down, but Romney never inspired voters to vote
Posted on 12/26/2012 9:21:54 PM PST by neverdem
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Is this another Barone prediction?
In recent history and in both cases, if ya run a Massachusetts liberal as president, your gonna lose.
Romney never articulated a reason for the independent middle to support him. Obama, who had no message at all, won that segment with Sandra Fluke and free birth control pills.
Obama doesn't care. In his mind, he only needed to win by one electoral vote to get the win and a mandate to do whatever he pleases.
This country is full of morons who feel affection for politicians they don’t remotely know.
ORCA beached itself on election day, NARWHAL showed up for work. That was the difference.
Many of us said the Mormon problem alone was worth 3%, but we were ridiculed as bigots.
well we lost....
What are you talking about? The base turned out big time for Romney. He had record-smashing turnout from the religious right:
Evangelicals and Church Going Catholic Voters Favor Romney by Wide Margins
Frequency of attendance at religious services revealed a significant gap in support for the candidates, with those attending "weekly" at 39 percent Obama, 59 percent Romney, 'occasionally" at 55 percent Obama and 43 percent Romney and "never" at 62 percent Obama and 34 percent Romney.
A second national poll of those who cast ballots Tuesday commissioned by the Faith and Freedom Coalition reported that white evangelicals voted roughly 78 percent for Romney to 21 percent for Obama. Romney's performance among evangelicals represented a net swing of 10 percent over John McCain's performance in 2008. It also reported that white evangelicals had increased to 27 percent of voters.
Catholic voters who regularly attend Mass broke 67 percent for Romney to 32 percent for Obama, representing a swing of 35 percent in the direction of the GOP since 2008.
“Romney never articulated a reason for the independent middle to support him.”
—so that meant obama should win, then.
ORAC may not had help that much ...... Simply put, Romney couldn’t inspire people and the early negative attack ads with no response did him in. I told people repeatedly that ABO wasn’t going to work because hatered for a man wasn’t going to inspire enough people to the polls. Reagan inspired people as well as got people who hated Carter to vote for him but it wasn’t entirely on people tired of Carter that won it for him in 1980.
“More to the point, Willard never had the credibility to get the Conservative vote.”
and obama did?
Yeah, nice! After predicting a landslide ...
Let’s be clear though.
Catholics voted against Romney and for Obama, and the Protestant vote went for the Republican, as it always does.
“Reagan inspired people as well as got people who hated Carter to vote for him but it wasnt entirely on people tired of Carter that won it for him in 1980.”
I kinda thought obama inspired Republican people, whether they ‘hated’ him or mistrusted or just had a pretty darn good idea where obama would lead and do to The United States of America in these next 4 years!
Obama lost 5.6M whites votes in 2012. Romney gained 1.3M white votes over McCain.
Does anyone else thing that stat sticks out like a sore thumb? I don't hear it discussed much among the pundits.
Here’s what I find, Mike, you were 100% wrong and I’ll never read another word you write.
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