Easy. In the USA... There are about 3.5 million teachers There are about 1 million firemen There are about 1 million cops Thats about 5.5 million of them, give or take. Count in each one probably has a spouse and parents who care about them, or siblings, or children of voting age...... I'd rough guess, that the GOP's recent 4 year assault on the "other" government employees (aside from the military and federal law enforcment)............that they pissed off AT LEAST 15,000,000 people, probably many more.....who may have supported them in 2008 and 2012 otherwise. Add in the hispanic vote, blacks, gays, women, young people.......... And wow. Im suprised Romney even got over 200 electoral votes. GOP...change or KEEP dying.