Tribal Voting Behavior Means The Republican Party Could Go The Way Of the Whigs
Re-posted from PJ Media When I first moved to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia in 1980 there was a sign on a small office building that said National Headquarters for Veterans of World War I. Driving by that building always left me wondering when this distinguished organization would cease to exist. Sure enough one day the sign was gone, replaced by a shiny new plaque for a law firm. After | Read More »
Changing Demographics Threaten Republican Texas
Yes, demographics talk will dominate the political discourse – and it should worry us. Immigration, as an issue, and Republican ineptitude to convey a sensible policy to ameliorate our perceived anti-immigrant leanings, ruined the Californian Republican Party forever. Furthermore, New York and Pennsylvania are, to coin a term from Senator-elect Ted Cruz, “unalterably” Democratic. Based on the last presidential election, we’re already down 104 electoral | Read More »
What Happened In Ohio?
This was a narrative/identity election not an ideological one and Romney lost the narrative and failed to motivate key undecideds and low energy Republicans while Obama motivated his base and managed to increase turnout in a few key segments. For more of my take on what happened and why I was wrong keep reading.
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Romney’s Presidential Hopes Dashed By Less Than 500,000 Votes
Ouch! From Richard Nixon to Al Gore, candidates who have suffered defeats in close presidential elections, either in the Electoral College or popular vote, probably have felt the feelings of disappointment, shock, and frustration that Mitt Romney is experiencing right now. While President Obama secured re-election with a majority of the popular vote and an Electoral College landslide, analysis done by Jim Geraghty at National Review | Read More »
How Immigration Ruined The Californian Republican Party
As we on the Right continue to ponder how we got handily beaten by a president with a dismal record, one of the areas that are salient in our rebuilding efforts rests with Hispanic voters. About fifty thousand latinos turn eighteen every month, making this a key demographic Republicans must become competitive if we to survive as a political force. Losing Latinos to Democratic | Read More »
Well, Romney’s ORCA Got Harpooned
While many expected high Republican vote turnout, that just wasn’t the case on Nov. 6. Mitt Romney received less votes in Ohio than John McCain in 2008, and received three million less votes in the popular vote than John McCain. As Amanda Carpenter tweeted the day after the election, while many were expecting our people to show up at the polls – “no one made | Read More »
From November 8, 2011: See, I Told You So
Yep, I’m going to label it that way.Only after the first debate did I start to think Romney could win (and frankly, given the way some of you people reacted when I said the polls weren’t rigged, I’d have kept my mouth shut if I thought otherwise), but for five years I have been saying roughly what is now happening would happen — Romney would | Read More »
Apologies To Sarah Palin
In light of the revelation that Romney-Ryan received fewer votes than McCain-Palin, despite running against an incumbent president with the worst record in our nation’s history, I think it’s time to lay the theory that Sarah Palin cost McCain the election to rest. In fact, I would argue that McCain would have lost by a much bigger margin without her on the ticket. He is | Read More »
Electoral majority for an exceptional America coming apart
How to appeal to an electorate ignorant of how the America of the founding created historic wealth for over 200 years, never consciously saw themselves connected to the risk-taking entrepreneurs, never were so connected, or have given up on a return to striving for their old American dreams after the massive job losses of the past five years? Given narrow electoral margins in a few | Read More »
21 Thoughts and Observations on the Election
1) Obama won by running a divisive wedge issues-based campaign in the right locations, in conjunction with a killer ground game. He ran up huge margins with blacks in VA and OH. He played the amnesty card with Hispanics in CO, NV, and FL. He played the war on women card with white women in NH, WI, and IO. But wedge issues, such as immigration | Read More »
How Can the GOP Bring Hispanics into the Party’s Coalition?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Daniel Garza to discuss Mitt Romney’s failure with Hispanics, a common ground immigration policy Republicans could support, and how conservatives can appeal to Hispanics to bring them into the party’s coalition.
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How About a Little Historical Perspective?
Let me begin by saying that I was as devastated by election night as most of you were. So this post is not an attempt to sugarcoat what happened. My goal is to put the election in a historical context and point our way ahead. The 2012 election was simply a repeat of the 1936 election. In 1936, in the midst of the Great Depression, | Read More »
The Day After…
Well, we lost. Mitt Romney didn’t win comfortably. BUT, Republicans maintained control of the House of Representatives. In one of the most ignominious highlights of the night, the GOP lost two senate seats – increasing the Democratic majority by two. The current makeup is 55 Democrats to 45 Republicans. In a milestone for the ladies, 20% of the U.S. Senate will be represented by women. | Read More »
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Where I Went Wrong
In a series of articles leading up to Election Day, I analyzed the presidential and Senate races state-by-state. It concluded with a predicted Romney win with somewhere in the neighborhood of 280 electoral votes. For the Presidential vote, I use a system I devised based upon recent and historical trends in each state, properly weighted, polling data (again weighted), and other criteria then run that | Read More »
Why Obama’s Election Win Did Not Defeat Conservative America
What happened? What happened in America on November 6th in reelecting Barack Obama to a second term was indicative of how wrong conservative America is in standing up for principles. Instead, the result displayed how far left the mainstream media and the nation’s achievement challenged liberal president has performed. Obama convinced the country to accept the notion that the America values was based on how | Read More »