<quoted text>You almost had me until this and this is the dumbest thing I've heard in a long time. Yes politics is a monster, but it is not a monster all on its own. Politicians have to play to an audience and the audience is us. If we don't like the show it may take time but the politics will change.
You say, "it may take time" and TIME is something republicans can no longer afford. They don't have that luxury anymore, not with the reckless wonder in chief running the show and transforming the country as promised. Sometimes a party has to cram their candidate through the front door of the WH any way they can and FULL support of the party is mandatory in a tight election. Democrats KNOW that. Why don't republicans know that? It's politics 101. I thought everybody knew that.
If Romney wasn't every republicans idea of ideal, so what. It would have been better than the dysfuntional nightmare we have now. I thought all republicans believed that and I also thought they'd at least vote to get Obama OUT.
Anyway, who exactly do you think the "us" and "we" in this country are?
Obama 65+- million votes
Romney 60+- millon votes
Bobin said (and who knows if he knows what he's talking about but I'll go with it anyway) Bobin said, Romney lost because a huge number of the base stayed home, and knowing Romney lost by 5 million I will therefore assume that 5 million or so of what he calls BASE conservatives, stayed home. If that's the case, what are we calling the 60 million who voted for Romney? The fringe?
I'm not seeing how the 60 million who came out in favor of his moderate republican platform, make the 5 million who sat out the election the ---->"US" or "WE" or the "BASE."
Just by looking at the numbers, the US, WE, and BASE in America using a national election as a source, it's comprised of 60+- million moderate republicans AND 65+- million liberal democrats.
I don't know what that makes the 5 million who sat this dance out but mathamatically they aren't in my view a base of anything.