Let’s Not Panic Over Romney’s Defeat

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    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.
     
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    Nope he was behind before sandy
     
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    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.
     
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    Romneys polling numbers jumped when he dumped the TeaTards and moved to the center

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

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    Romney is a Globalist stooge. I'm happy he lost but we're stuck with the OTHER Globalist Stooge for another 4 years.
     
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    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.
     
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    I have not and was not planning on panicking over this election.
     
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    So, now we're back to the storm as Romney's excuse? I thought it was voter fraud?
     
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