Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist and Patriot.
This article represents a unadulterated load of bull excrement.
Republicans lost the election not because of Hispanics, Blacks, and the Poor.
They lost the elections among other things because they are terrified of true conservatives like Sarah Palin, who they want Republicans to believe is too stupid to be president.
I once had a friend his name is Joe, when he told me he wouldn’t vote for McCain because she was on the ticket I thought this guy is a fool. This was before the Kati Couric interview.
Joe still thinks she’s not smart enough to be a heart beat away, and he is right she should be President of the United States of America.
My friend Joe stands for nothing, he tells me he is in the middle. The middle got us where we are today, not with Obama but with cave in artists in the Republican Party wanting to play nice.
So there will be no lunch for me in Joe, he doesn’t keep up with what is happening in the world, doesn’t watch FOX news and only pays attention to news that fit with his core beliefs if he in fact has any.
At heart Joe is a good guy, a Democrat, not a liberal, not a progressive like Obama, he’s retired Air force, loves his treatment at the VA Hospital, so why bust his bubble.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.
This is exactly what the DNC and Team Obama want Republicans to believe.
There are three reasons’ that Obama won the election in spite of getting fewer votes during his second run.
There is little else they would like Republicans to do as they try to make sense of the three-week old ruble of the 2012 and that would be chasing demographics that wouldn’t have won the election.
Mitt Romney can take some solace in his devastating loss on Nov. 6: at least he won the voters who really count.
That’s the thesis anyway of top adviser Stuart Stevens, who penned an op-ed in the Washington Post on Wednesday arguing that by winning wealthier and whiter voters, Romney secured the moral victory over Obama.
“On Nov. 6, Mitt Romney carried the majority of every economic group except those with less than $50,000 a year in household income,” Stevens wrote. “That means he carried the majority of middle-class voters. While John McCain lost white voters under 30 by 10 points, Romney won those voters by seven points, a 17-point shift.” Complete article below.
According to Stevens, “The Republican Party has problems, but as we go forward, let’s remember that any party that captures the majority of the middle class must be doing something right.” As a result, “Republican ideals — Mitt Romney — carried the day.”
The implied argument that poorer votes are inferior seems to undercut the campaign’s central message over the last two years: that Romney’s top concern was providing jobs for the jobless. The unemployed Americans Romney highlighted in ads, speeches and photo-ops make under $50,000 a year almost by definition and campaign videos like the one below are jarring next to Stevens’ latest piece.
Stevens notably never mentioned jobs and unemployment in his op-ed, instead focusing on how Romney championed “the moral case for free enterprise and conservative economics.”
Unfortunately for Romney, poor and minority votes counted just the same as the allegedly superior votes Stevens favored. The result was an electoral college blowout for the president powered by strong turnout and margins among young voters, Latinos, African Americans, and women.
But Stevens had an explanation for that, too. Obama was “a charismatic African American president with a billion dollars, no primary and a media that often felt morally conflicted about being critical. How easy is that to replicate?”