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?
IIRC, Sean Trende had a similar analysis. I've been waiting for a more detailed analysis with the final vote totals.
I don't hear it discussed much among the pundits.
IMHO, we'll be reading about it more from Trende and Barone shortly. Barone's syndicated with a restriction on essay length.
While you guys are claiming all those huge numbers, just remember that Romney only gained a total of 927 thousand votes, while Obama lost almost 4 million votes from his total.
Turnout was down in 2012.
Romney was flat and unable to inspire voters.