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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 11-10-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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When you think about it, this is pretty perplexing.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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When you think about it, this is pretty perplexing.
Less people voted. McCain got 45.7 percent, last I looked Romney was just over 47 percent.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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People(as in many conservatives) knew Obama was going to be re-elected so why bother voting? Even most of the extreme conservatives on this website knew.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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People(as in many conservatives) knew Obama was going to be re-elected so why bother voting? Even most of the extreme conservatives on this website knew.

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.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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He was a better candidate. You knew where McCain stood like it or not and he was generally honest. Willard is a snake oil selling shapeshifter.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:38 AM
 
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He's an actual Republican?
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:40 AM
 
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McCain was a better candidate. What was the theme of his campaign- The Straight Talk Express. And he DID tell it straight. He didn't try to trick voters, and he didn't use their ignorance to his advantage- he outright told one woman supporter on the campaign trail that she was WRONG in saying Obama is a Muslim. Romney, on the other hand, was more like the double-talk express.

When you start off as a moderate, then switch to conservative and call yourself "severly conservative" during the primaries, then switch back to moderate during the general election, you tend to get conservatives who feel duped and you get moderates who see the flip flopping and double talk and refuse to BE duped. McCain just had the general Republican message problem, amplified by Americans' disgust with a Bush Republican presidency. Romney had the general Republican message problem PLUS his own double-talk express problem PLUS shooting himself in the foot with comments like 47% and no bailout for the auto industry. The latter two were solely on Romney, thereby making him the lesser candidate between himself and McCain. And his inferiority showed up in the vote count.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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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.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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He was a better candidate. You knew where McCain stood like it or not and he was generally honest. Willard is a snake oil selling shapeshifter.
"Romney: not quite as good as that campaigning dynamo, John McCain!"

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Old 11-10-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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When you think about it, this is pretty perplexing.
It is real simple McCain did not talk to the American people like they were complete idoits, his biggest downfall was Palin. More people did more fact checking against mitt because of his constant lying as well
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