Let’s Not Panic Over Romney’s Defeat

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Freewill, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Freewill
    Offline

    Freewill Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    31,159
    Thanks Received:
    5,037
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +16,623
    The American Spectator : Let

    First of all, Romney ran a damned good race. He was up in the polls by as much as 7 points (Gallup) going into the last week. Where he got sandbagged was Hurricane Sandy. The storm captured the nation's attention and pushed the election off the front page. It gave President Obama a chance to act presidential (with vague memories of President George Bush Jr.'s initial inaction on Hurricane Katrina reverberating in the background) and to shake hands with Chris Christie. Now I don't fault Christie either and don't see any nefarious plot to maneuver for 2016. A governor has to act on behalf of his state. Parts of New Jersey were devastated, and if Christie had snubbed Obama, it would have put thousands of his constituents in immediate danger -- and been interpreted as his fault as well.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. Truthmatters
    Offline

    Truthmatters BANNED

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    80,182
    Thanks Received:
    2,224
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +2,244
    Nope he was behind before sandy
     
  3. Truthmatters
    Offline

    Truthmatters BANNED

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    80,182
    Thanks Received:
    2,224
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +2,244
    Hurricane Sandy Aggravated Romney


    The picture emerges from a look back at the averages of polls conducted in the nine most hotly contested battleground state polls compiled by Realclearpolitics.com. Between Oct. 2 and Oct. 26, Mr. Romney gained ground in all nine of those states, though not enough to take a clear lead in any except North Carolina.

    But then, between Oct. 26 and Oct. 30—the day the hurricane hit the East Coast—the Romney move up came to a halt. In that period, his support was flat in polling in four of the battleground states, he actually lost a point in his support in three of them, and gained a single point in two.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2012
  4. rightwinger
    Online

    rightwinger Award Winning USMB Paid Messageboard Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    148,409
    Thanks Received:
    23,382
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Ratings:
    +65,662
    Romneys polling numbers jumped when he dumped the TeaTards and moved to the center

    Lesson to be learned
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  5. Mac1958
    Offline

    Mac1958 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    43,279
    Thanks Received:
    8,764
    Trophy Points:
    2,060
    Location:
    Independent Ave.
    Ratings:
    +34,594
    .

    My best guess is that the Democrats want the Republicans to keep on doing exactly what they're doing.

    .
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. Mad Scientist
    Offline

    Mad Scientist Feels Good!

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    24,196
    Thanks Received:
    5,260
    Trophy Points:
    270
    Ratings:
    +8,158
    Romney is a Globalist stooge. I'm happy he lost but we're stuck with the OTHER Globalist Stooge for another 4 years.
     
  7. JakeStarkey
    Offline

    JakeStarkey Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    157,973
    Thanks Received:
    14,194
    Trophy Points:
    2,165
    Ratings:
    +45,308
    The women and minorities taught the GOP a lesson we must learn if we want to win in the future.

    Nothing is to be learned from the libertarians, our far right extremists, and the social values right wing progressives in the Republican Party.
     
  8. blackhawk
    Offline

    blackhawk Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2012
    Messages:
    21,529
    Thanks Received:
    4,129
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Deep in the heart of Texas.
    Ratings:
    +13,780
    I have not and was not planning on panicking over this election.
     
  9. J.E.D
    Online

    J.E.D What's tha matta?

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Messages:
    12,528
    Thanks Received:
    1,960
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +3,743
    So, now we're back to the storm as Romney's excuse? I thought it was voter fraud?
     
  10. Mac1958
    Offline

    Mac1958 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    43,279
    Thanks Received:
    8,764
    Trophy Points:
    2,060
    Location:
    Independent Ave.
    Ratings:
    +34,594

Share This Page