Is Mitt Romney Thurston Howell III From Gilligan’s Island? -
I just watched and listened to Bill Whittle on PJ Media in a Nov. 12th segment called “Cannibals.”http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&mpid=56In it, Mr. Whittle brought out a fact (at the 4:36 mark of the video) that millions of conservative peopledonot bother to vote each year because they do not want to be called to jury duty.I was shocked by this but not really surprised.
This is what is really behind the “undecided vote,” with probably a similar group ofnon-registeredDemocrats, but I suspect the Democrat group is smaller.These people were undecided as to whether they would participate inthe working of a Republic and/or a Democracy.When people have no sense of history, even if they arenominally conservative,they thinkthatthe anonymous “They”will fix things.
This also often includes the rationalization thatObama and the Democrats will be so bad that other voters willrise up the next time - a future tomorrow - to set things right. These apathetic citizensthen rationalizethe “cavalry riding to the rescue,” just like in the movies. The obvious flaw in their thinking is that since thoserationalizers haven’t signed up for the military or politicalversion of thecavalry, that cavalry will be significantly smallerthen they imagined it would be.
Romney wound up with three million less votes thanJohn McCain did but storm ravaged New York, New Jersey and Connecticut- three densely populated areas - probably played a part in that. Still, given four years of population growth - and older voters dying in that time - played a part in explaining the shortfall.As for the professionalsin theRepublican Party, they acted as ifgetting the nomination without Tea Party support was justlike being elected a fraternity president. The problem with this attitude is, in the general election, non-insiders such as non-fraternity members and the non-college students vote as well.
And Romney’s pride in getting the Republican nomination without Tea Partyvoters extended to an assumption he couldwin the general election without overcoming the apathyof not gettingsome millions of non-registered conservatives.But then again, why would those non-registeredconservativesbother to register if Romney disdained their more active neighbors in the Tea Party movement? In this respect, the Democrats were right in saying Romneycouldn’t or wouldn’t connect with the average person.
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