If Republican gubners, would have spent time getting out their vote instead of trying to surpress the black vote, maybe Willard would have had a chance. All those racist did was energize Obama's base.
Voter suppression was alive and well on both sides.
My children are my legacy.
I don't think the GOP will ever understand or accept why they lost the election and are doomed to repeat it. The GOP has become a circus!
"The evidence behind the president’s victory points toward a stronger appeal to middle-class Americans, one of the most formidable ground games in the history of politics, and serious failures within the GOP to attract Latino and women voters. But a faction of conservatives were having none of it -- offering up instead a series of explanations for their nominee’s loss."
Excuses as to why Romney lost by the GOP:
The media selectively reported Romney's gaffes.
Fact-checkers were biased.
Hurricane Isaac hit the Tampa convention.
Romney was too nice.
Hurricane Sandy and Chris Christie get the blame.
Obama won by “suppressing the vote.”
Romney wasn’t conservative enough.
Americans are basically ignorant.
Liberals bought the election.
Obama was backed by the 47 percent.
America’s white establishment is now a minority.
Pretty good article by Frank Rich (3 pages long)
Denial has poisoned the GOP and threatens the rest of the country too.
Mitt Romney . . . was always destined, win or lose, to be a transitory front man for a radical-right GOP intent on barreling full-speed down the Randian path laid out by its true 2012 standard-bearer, Paul Ryan. But as was said of another unsuccessful salesman who worked the New England territory, attention must be paid to Mitt as the door slams behind him in the aftermath of Barack Obama’s brilliant victory. Though Romney leaves no political heirs in his own party or elsewhere, he does leave a cultural legacy of sorts. He raised Truthiness to a level of chutzpah beyond Stephen Colbert’s fertile imagination, and on the grandest scale. That a presidential hopeful so cavalierly mendacious could get so close to the White House, winning some 48 percent of the popular vote, is no small accomplishment. The American weakness that Romney both apotheosized and exploited in achieving this feat—our post-fact syndrome where anyone on the public stage can make up anything and usually get away with it—won’t disappear with him. A slicker liar could have won, and still might.
I fully accept that the majority, for whatever reason, wanted Obama.
Now my question to the folks that voted for Obama.
If the economy is as bad as it is today, or even worse with higher unemployment, more foreclosures, will they accept that Obama has not performed well?
Perhaps even go so far as to blame Bush 8 years later?
Last edited by jessup270; 11-10-2012 at 04:09 PM.
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