|From:||Jane and Dan K.|
|Sent on:||Thursday, November 8, 2012 10:18 PM|
|Anyone else wonder about this...Just because 3 million voters "self declared" themselves to be Republican doesn't mean that they are Republicans. (Remember the Limbaugh suggestion to change voting affiliations and vote for Hillary in the Democrat primary?) It is highly likely that a portion of these "Republican" voters are not Republican.|
Secondly, Ron Paul ran in the Republican primary. He had/has quite a following. Based on my own observation (my own children and their friends) quite a bit of the younger generation LOVES Ron Paul, more importantly, his libertarian ideas. These voters may have come out in support of Ron Paul, but once he was no longer a viable candidate, they stayed home.
Thirdly, for Limbaugh to suggest that demographics has nothing to do with this is, in my opinion, naive. Our country has become more diverse.
Fourthly, judging from comments that appear on political websites, lots of people are greatly turned off by the "right wingnuts" and "their Bible thumping". I am personally appalled that the "left" (and, in fact, the moderates) has such a problem with this, but, unfortunately (based on the comments I have read) they do.
Fifthly, the left has done a very good job of demonizing the right. There are many people who buy their generalizations of Republicans as "old white males holding onto ideas from the past"
I do think the Republican party has a BIG problem. They are in danger of extinction. Despite our efforts, the message isn't getting out and isn't resonating.
These are my observations, I'd welcome yours!
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