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So, Republicans, you lost to President Obama. How are you going to win the next election?Yes, two weeks have passed since the election, and yes, Mitt Romney appears to have begun his post-election shame spiral. (Look away, kids, look away.) And yes, all kinds of liberal commentators are out there giving you free advice about how to improve Republican prospects in the next election—especially among the non-white-dude voters who provided much of Obama’s coalition—most of which boils down to “be more liberal.”Me, I’m liberal, but I think the GOP can expand its appeal by being true to its own beliefs
After a week of stunned, grieving silence, the Tea Party has begun boiling anew over yesterday's news that Mitt Romney failed to garner even one vote in 59 Philadelphia election precincts:This CANNOT STAND. This is NOT the America I grew up in. Romney got Zero votes in 59 Philadelphia voting divisions mobile.philly.com/news/?wss=/phi…— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) November 12, 2012GENERAL STRIKE!Election Fraud!Traitor Won More Than 99 Percent Of TheVote InMore Than 100 Ohio Precincts rightsidenews.info/2012111217379/… @rightsidenews— Paratisi (@Paratisi) November 13, 2012Whoever is n Charge of Voter Fraud thruout USA shud Get the Heck BUSY w/th way Elections r handled newsmax.com/Newsfront/Romn… via @newsmax_media—
Need proof that Philadelphia really, really, really a Democratic town? How about this: In 59 of the city's voting divisions last week—mostly in West and North Philadelphia—GOP presidential nominee didn't receive a single vote. The final score in those divisions? President Obama: 19,605, Romney, 0. That's triggered the expected conspiracy theorizing, but it even surprised more sober analysts. "Not a single vote for Romney or even an error?" said Larry Sabato, a political scientist at the University of Virginia. "That's worth looking into." There may not be much to find: As the Inquirer points out this morning, some divisions contain only
10. The Tea Party? Not much of a party.If there’s one thing 2012 proved conclusively, it’s that the Republican Party needs to be more and not less inclusive. That means shedding itself of associations to the “wackadoodles” who cost the GOP a couple of Senate seats. When even Lindsay Graham says, “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term,” change is in the air. Too bad, Tea Party Tom Smith.
President Obama's re-election has saved the taxpayers a lot of money. Why? Because the Secret Service only has to pay to protect the four immediate members of the president's family—all of whom live together—and not the 29 members of the fecund family of Mitt Romney. Ben Jacobs notes: "The cost of protecting 29 different Romneys scattered across the country would have be huge. Of course, considering the size of the U.S. budget deficit, it would just be a drop in the bucket. But, every little bit counts and, who knows, the savings might just be enough to allow taxpayers to
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addressed the press in LBI on Wednesday. In addition to winter storm Athena (read: the Nor'easter that's about to kick the East Coast while it's down), Christie offered his thoughts on the presidential election and, specifically, his role in the Mitt Romney campaign. The guv says that he put a lot of effort into getting Romney elected, but that he doesn't intend to dwell on the outcome of the election. Oh, and then he basically offered in 2016 nomination acceptance speech.My work with President Obama was symbolic of the leadership I brought to Trenton
Barack Obama won, but if the State of Pennsylvania had been decided on a county-by-county basis, Mitt Romney would have won by a landslide here. Below, a list of unofficial county-by-county vote tallies for each candidate, with more than 98.8% of districts reporting. Click on the column headers to sort.[table id=12 /]Source: Pennsylvania Department of State
Pity poor Mitt Romney.No, I never wanted the man to be president—and given the Pennsylvania returns in Tuesday's election, neither did many of you—but it’s really easy in the heat of a presidential campaign to see your opponent as the devil incarnate, and only appreciate his good qualities later. In 10 years or so, Liz Cheney will be leading the Republican ticket and making everybody outraged, and Democrats will hearken back to the days of old Mitt’s relative courtliness on the campaign trail. In the meantime, Romney has to figure out how to spend the rest of his life now that his ultimate goal has eluded him. That can’t be easy.
While President Obama participates in some satellite interviews and plays basketball on Tuesday, Mitt Romney is busy pushing for last-minute votes in swing states. The Romney campaign scheduled stops in Cleveland and Pittsburgh as the GOP candidate looks to make a final impact on voters before heading to Boston to await the election results. It's a similar tactic to that used by President Obama when he spent his 2008 Election Day campaigning in Indiana, a state that went blue. [Washington Post]