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Mon Aug 27, 2012, 06:25 PM

Mitt's magic 61% - he wins if he gets 61% of white people -

How many "white" people have relatives who are persons of color? I'm Irish glow-in-the-dark white, but two of my nieces are mixed race. It's important to me that every opportunity open to my children is also open for them. Anyone who says a black man doesn't belong in the White House closes the doors for my nieces as well!

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Reply Mitt's magic 61% - he wins if he gets 61% of white people - (Original post)
hedgehog Aug 2012 OP
rocktivity Aug 2012 #1
Swamp Lover Aug 2012 #2
Drunken Irishman Aug 2012 #3
Tx4obama Aug 2012 #4
HockeyMom Aug 2012 #5
Jeff In Milwaukee Aug 2012 #6
Aristus Aug 2012 #7

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 06:28 PM

1. How many of that 61 per cent hate Obama enough

to vote for Mitt minus his tax returns?

More important, how many of them are WOMEN??


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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 06:30 PM

2. The "61%" premise is incorrect.

 

The electoral college is not susceptible to the popular vote. The distribution of votes by state is more important than any particular demographic.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 06:32 PM

3. I think that number will be impossible for Romney to reach...

Only Reagan has been able to win more than 60% of the white vote and that was in '84 when he won in a landslide. In the other two Republican landslides ('80, '88), they only won 56% and 59% of the white vote respectively.

In his narrow wins ('00 and '04), Bush won 54% and 58% of the white vote.

H.W. Bush won only 40% of the white vote in '92 and Dole won 46%.

Romney ain't winning 61% of the white vote. McCain won 55% - so, I could see Romney bumping that up to 58%, but even there, as your post implies, it's not going to be enough.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 06:52 PM

4. A lot of white females voted for McCain due to Sarah Palin being on the ticket. This time ...


there will be white females voting AGAINST Romney due to the republican's 'War on Women'.

My guess is that Romney's percentage of total white voters will be less than McCain's.


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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 06:53 PM

5. My future daughter-in-law is brown and gay

Republicans are not getting my vote on both counts, and a female, Senior. My younger straight married daughter, her husband, and of course, not my gay daughter, and her "brown" future wife.

My stupid Republican husand is voting to Romney. By my caluculations, he is OUTVOTED just in his own family.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 09:49 PM

6. I'm a middle-class, middle-aged white male....

So that's one vote they're not getting.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 10:53 PM

7. 2.

Middle-aged, middle-class, balding, goateed, Christian, Gulf War veteran, Southern-born.

That's me.

And I'm for OBAMA!

Add to above: Ultra-liberal, Shakespeare-loving, classical-music listening, pro-environment, pro-choice, pro-diversity.

Shit, I'm basically a perfect storm of things the GOP hates...

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