The 3 million McCain voter who didn’t vote for Romney didn’t stay and they didn’t vote third party. They died. To survive, the GOP needs to stop being afraid of Millennials and tell them truth: they can move out of mom and dad’s house, they can drop out of school, they can quit their dead-end job with the idiot supervisor. But they can’t get away from government and debt.
We heard it repeatedly during the Iraq wars: air power alone cannot win. You must take and hold ground in war. The same is true in political combat. For years the GOP upset Democrats at all levels through superior ground games. Typically, this process involves: Identifying potential voters Contacting the high-value targets Registering the unregistered Mobilizing them on election day Karl Rove’s Crossroads PACs tried a different strategy this time. Rove decided to wage a
Voter turnout was down in every state from 2008. In many states, turnout was lower than 2004. Thanks for responding.
Consider these numbers: 9.8 million 11.6 million 16.8 million 55% 61% Between the 2008 and 2012 elections: 9.8 million people died*, 55% of them were reliable Republican voters 16.8 11.6 million people reached voting age–61% of them are semi-reliable Democrat voters Between those years, neither the GOP nor conservative leaning organizations did anything significant to deal with this demographic cliff. We know the cost. What was Obama’s popular vote margin? About the same as the difference between
Yes, I’m feeling a wave toward Romney. My gut tells me this year is a lot like 1980. 1980 Was A Dead Heat The final Gallup poll that year had a dead heat. Time Magazine’s November 3, 1980, called the race a dead heat. So did Newsweek. The press was hoping John B. Anderson, a former Republican Congressman running for president as an independent, would siphon votes from Reagan. He did siphon votes from Reagan,
Here’s What To Do Today And On Election Day Tuesday is the most important election of your life, but voting is never enough. You can have a bigger impact by using social proof to increase your influence. I’ll tell you how, and it won’t take you long. First, though, make sure nothing gets in the way of exercising your duty to vote. Studies have shown that you are more likely to vote if you answer
I Endorse Ed Martin Dear Friends, This is an email to encourage you to remember to do all you can to get Ed Martin elected Attorney General of Missouri. I know there are a lot of races and it is easy sometimes to overlook some of the down-ticket offices. But the Attorney General is an extremely important office. He is the chief law enforcement official of the state. He is responsible for seeing to it
Please forward this post to everyone in your email address book. Use the buttons below to share on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Reddit. Tell your family that their vote for Ed Martin for Attorney General is your best defense against a Washington power machine run amok. Ed Martin’s opponent doesn’t seem to realize that the job of Missouri’s Attorney General is to represent our state. The AG isn’t just some high-ranking prosecutor. We have many
Gallup released its early voting poll today, and it shows Mitt Romney winning 52% to 45%—right in line with their Likely Voter poll numbers. Here’s the chart. Politico Reporter Can’t Read But Gallup’s section on early voting by party ID completely lost Politico’s Kevin Robillard. Robillard looked at the chart that shows when voters intend to vote by party and candidate and mistook it for voting results. This poll question shows that those who support
Nate Silver publishes a daily number that represents Barack Obama’s chances of being re-elected. As I write this on October 27, Silver’s magic number is 74%. Nate Silver explains his scientific approach to picking winners in elections.