This is a message to the GOP, a party I would've voted for up until about 6 months ago: Some groups and people you think dont matter...do matter. 1- The 47% who dont pay federal income taxes. Guess what, they arent 2nd class citizens. Making enough to pay income tax doesn't make you a saint, or holier than thou. 2- Teachers, Cops, Firemen. Your outright attack on all govt employees sucked those folks in. The conservative types who have always voted for the GOP. You lost most of them. 3- Young people and moderates. Guess what. They may not care a whole lot about gay marriage, the environment, whatever. Or they might. But I can guarantee they are turned off by people who passionately oppose gay rights, the environment, etc, etc. You could have had many of them. But shit like "God intended rape to happen" or fighting gay rights...turns them off. Wake up. Grow up. Change. Many of us would've voted for the GOP if not for the attitude shift of the past 2 years.