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The fact remains that if Romney had received in 2012 the same number of votes that McCain received in 2008, Romney would have won. Personally, I held my nose and voted for the big-government-establishment-Republican candidate because I believed that re-electing Obama would be even worse.
A lot of other voters chose not to make that compromise. If the Republican Party follows Mike Murphy's advice, I will go the same way.
If the Hispanic vote is our last, best hope, then it's over. Turn out the lights. I am no Atlas, but *shrug*.
I believe this. I couldn't understand what was making Obama smile the way he did during the debate. He did not have the demeanor of somebody who knew he was losing (as much as some boosters claimed that he did). I certainly didn't see Obama melt down.
Now I understand. He knew (in the sense of people who know so many things that just ain't so) that he was too good for this show, and that this silly Romney guy was just nipping at his heels. Right now I don't know whether I would rather see Obama's cocoon pierced (which could very well send him into a depressive tailspin) or preserved (so that he continues to perform at exactly the level of competence for which he has always been rewarded).
Last night finally persuaded me to throw away my vote on Mitt Romney (I'm a Californian) instead of throwing it away on Gary Johnson.
Maybe it's only because you would be hard pressed to find somebody who thinks less of Obama than I do, but I don't think that video is going to move a single vote.
It's a matter of supply and demand. Being an effective computer programmer requires a moderately high level of (at least a particular type of) intelligence. A person who meets that threshold and also qualifies for affirmative action/diversity points probably has more lucrative opportunities.
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