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View Poll Results: Why on earth did McCain get more votes than Romney?
Romney's negative campaign against his fellow Republicans during the primary 1 2.70%
Many people who voted for McCain in 2008....have passed away 3 8.11%
Romney's Mormon religion 2 5.41%
There was no veteran on the GOP ticket, thus suppressing military/veteran turnout 0 0%
Sarah Palin was not on the ticket 5 13.51%
John McCain was simply a better candidate than Romney 14 37.84%
None of the above 12 32.43%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-11-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Their policies were almost identical. I think some of it came down to who was more personable. Romneys stiff, Obama is cool.
Different policies on the Fair Pay Act
And on Immigration
And on Abortion
And on the Auto Bailout
And on defense spending
And on taxes
And on regulating the banks

These two candidates were nowhere near close to the same. But it IS true that Obama is cool whereas Romney is more of a robot. And robots are only widely inspiring in sci-fi movies.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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But more people expected Obama to win in 2008 than 2012!

Rasmussen kept feeding BS polls to Fox News in an attempt to up voter turnout and enthusiasm.

Which makes the question of why Romney got less votes than McCain a little perplexing.
what would you like us to say? How about your guy, why did he get less votes than last time and a lower % of popular votes? Ask yourself that...
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: On the border of off the grid
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When you think about it, this is pretty perplexing.
Why did Obama get 10M fewer votes than in 2008?
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:07 AM
 
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Why did Obama get less votes in 2012 than he did in 2008? And why did Obama get less votes in 2012 than Bush got in 2004?
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:14 AM
 
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I don't think any of this matters because Obama stole the election and there should be a recount in EVERY battleground state based on the outrageous preliminary percentages coming out of Florida re: Allen West

292789_4578965046468_434980168_n | AllenWestRepublic

158% of registered voters cast votes? Really? How is that number achieved without double counting Democrat votes? I know Obama can't do anything more complicated than 7th grade math, but a 3rd Grader should be able to see that this math DOESN'T ADD UP to anything remotely honest.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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When you think about it, this is pretty perplexing.
Not very --- the difference was 3 million --- but what's really significant is that Obama got 10 million fewer votes in 2012 than he had in 2008 --- and that was with the many millions added votes from the illegals and amnesty crowd that wasn't living here in 2008.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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Also Obama won by only 3 million votes -- that is less than 1% of the 400 million people living in this country.

And that is in spite of the very major pandering he did to the illegals who are the group that is fast growing in numbers and that accounts for the huge increase in population over the last 4 years.
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