Those "vermin scum" as they were called by many from the right. What % do you think voted for Pres. Obama or Mitt Romney ?
Or do you think they just stayed home watching T.V too lazy to go out on Nov 6. What about the California college kids who were drenched in pepper spray during a peaceful protest, do you think they voted for Romney ?
The most important thing to a politician, above all else is votes. Without them they are nothing. There is no monarchy in America, no kings or lords who are guaranteed their positions for life thanks to that wonderful document known as 'The Constitution' and it's self correcting safeguards.
This election no doubt was historical probably even more so than the last. One of the things it did that historians will look at is it nudged the republican party into the 21st century and away from the idea that this is still the America of the 1940's and 50's and toward the realization that changing demographics mean a changing electorate and you cannot write of entire segments and think you are still guaranteed to win.
BTW... I think the 99% and the OWS who did vote, I think most of them voted for Obama and helped him to win.