Romney Got Fewer Votes Than John McCain!!!! Gingrich "Dumbfounded"!!!!
Newt Gingrich on Monday pronounced himself “dumbfounded” that GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney earned fewer votes than the party’s 2008 standard-bearer, Ariz. Sen. John McCain.
“The president won an extraordinary victory, and the fact is we owe him the respect of trying to understand what they did and how they did it,” Gingrich said on NBC’s “Today.” “But if you had said to me three weeks ago that Mitt Romney would get fewer votes than John McCain — and it looks like he’ll be 2 million fewer — I would have been dumbfounded.”
WOW!! I DIDN'T KNOW ROMNEY GOT FEWER VOTES THAN MCCAIN!!!
Everyone knows that the Democrats inherited both the economic conditions and the banking crisis.
Then the Republicans ran on a platform of lower taxes for rich people.
Now why would 250 million people run out the door to vote for lower taxes for rich people ?
And that's what the Republican convention was like, an arena full of rich people cheering for low taxes.
The IB founder commercial just helped show the depth of the platform.
See, the two-term Republicans crashed the banks. Then JM ran at the time of responding to the crisis. He was credible but lost. Then the current Republican platform is at a time of continuing accountability but their only platform was lower taxes for rich people.
Suggest a platform for the Republican Party ? How about a return to the Glass-Steagall act ? Then conversion of coal burning plants to natural gas. Also, export of liquefied natural gas. (We have a lot of natural gas.) Then hydrogen fueling stations based on connections to natural gas lines. And then fuel-cell bus projects. In other words, the Rupublicans could have said "natural gas", "natural gas", "natural gas", ... But they said, lower taxes for rich people.
And Obama got still fewer than he got in 2008 also. I think 7 to 9 million fewer. Some of it was Sandy, but I think more was because of the very,very long campaign and the fact that many voters have figured out it doesn't matter how they vote except for the Presidency. ie, where I vote it goes Republican every year, but Detroit still carries the state democratic.