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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 12:22 PM

12. The morning after the 2008 election it hit me hard

Look at the vote total for McCain/Palin vs the Bush 2004 vote.

After a complete fiasco of leadership, in the midst of an economic meltdown, there was very little erosion in the totals. The combined effect of Repubs and Indies being disillusoned and staying at home or swithcing to vote for Obama was just over a million.

The difference was the huge turnout from the Dems. IMO, Romney will get back up to Bush levels of turnout so Obama needs to shoot for coming as close to the 08 turnout as possible. (and agree they ain't Indies, they are embarrassed to be a part of their chosen party)

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