Republicans need to work on getting their base out. Don't get distracted on winning 2% more here or 3% more there. If they had turned out their base they would have won the popular vote by a million votes. Early numbers show they would have pulled away Virgina, CO, FL, and Ohio.
"And in their defense, there are two reasons why coming up with an alternative has proven to be difficult," Obama said. "First, it's because the Affordable Care Act pretty much was their plan before I adopted it!"
~ Barack Hussein Obama - The 44th President of The United States
I think the shenanigans that went on behind the scenes all over was the cause. I'm still not convinced Romney lost...go ahead and laugh but I do remember 2000 and the hanging chad crap...20 foot high murals of Obama IN a polling place, polling managers with Obama gear on, polling managers showing people where they can vote a straight democrat ticket and on and on and on. No, you can't convince me this was a completely legally won election. Romney is too nice of a guy. he should have demanded a recount using the military as the people doing the recount, just for accuracy you know.
The GOP lost a significant portion of the white vote.
3 million fewer GOP did not vote but they didn't vote for Obama who got 8 million less votes then he did in 2008. Both sides had people stay home not happy. GOP has a turn out problem and so dose the DNC.
It is a dangers trend to see votes down so far from 2008 and 2006. We don't want a time where less than 50% of Americans pick who the next president is. I would like to see that number going up not down.