Ron Paul was doing it.<quoted text>Steve, I am with you 100% on your assessment. Demographics
alone can account for the loss of virtually every key
"battleground" state. I do believe that too much emphasis
is being placed on the racial component though, though
there are clear racist overtones in the fact that about
95% of all African American voters pulled the lever for
Obama. The larger issue is that, from the numbers I've
seen, 62% of Americans (or, er, voters) are between 18
and 29 years of age. That's why, on his last night of
campaigning, Obama dragged out all the burnt out celebrities
and rappers. Strangely, we have developed a culture of
class envy that is supported by the likes of Bruce
Springsteen, Billy Joel, and Beyonce.
All the other stuff discussed forever on this thread is
of little or no consequence. Sure, a bunch of people
chose not to vote, but that has always been the case and
they were largely made up for by the dead people who
still pulled the lever from their graves. Gary Johnson
and Ron Paul played a minimal part in the outcome, if
any at all.
The question facing the Republicans now is who will come
forward to somehow advance an agenda that can reach across
those demographics in a significant way. It certainly will
not be Romney.
You did not have the support nor enthusiasm of the Ron Paul crowd. You never will.
That's why Romney lost. He would have had to answer to the Ron Paul crowd in the republican party. They are better off with Obama to push the collapse through. They are creating division amongst the people.