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Who on “our side” stayed home yesterday?

Despite both media and personal FOTM eye-witness reports of very long lines in many polling places yesterday, we are told that voter turnout in the 2012 presidential election was 13 million fewer than in 2008.

Mitt Romney won 3 million votes less than John McCain in 2008, while Obama lost 10 million votes of his own from 2008.

Kevin DuJan of HillBuzz asks “So where did those 3 million McCain voters go?”

They surely didn’t vote for Obama yesterday.

DuJan writes, “The only thing I can think of is this.” Either Ron Paul supporters sat the election out because of what happened in the Republican National Convention between Romney’s people and Paul’s delegates, and/or Evangelicals went through with their threat to sit home because Romney is a Mormon.

Certainly Ron Paul never gave Mitt Romney his endorsement. In fact, on election day yesterday, Paul’s website actively sought to discourage Paulists from voting by publishing his essay, “Ron Paul: No Difference Between Obama and Romney“.

As for the Evangelicals, did many stay home in spite of Christian evangelist Bill Graham’s full-page ad in the New York Times endorsing Romney?

DuJan is incredulous: “And these two groups thought allowing Obama to have a second term was worth sitting home. Is that what happened? I never thought that was a realistic possibility because I can’t imagine ever allowing the Left to not just maintain power but actually expand their reach…but that’s what happened last night.”

What I do know is that I haven’t seen “dan,” a Ron Paul supporter and longtime regular FOTM commenter, come on FOTM for many weeks now. His last comment was on October 9, 2012, nearly a month ago. And as late as yesterday morning, a commenter who calls himself Joe had voiced his misgivings about voting for Romney because of the latter’s Mormon “polytheism.”

UPDATE (Nov. 8, 2012):

What some commenters to this post wrote, as well as an essay by self-described Ron Paul follower, financial consultant Ron Holland of The Daily Bell, make clear that indeed Paul cultists should be partly held responsible for “our side” losing this election. Here’s what Holland wrote:

“…the GOP leadership antagonized the 10 percent of the Republican Party electorate who supported Ron Paul for President. Of course, the establishment is still deathly scared of the Ron Paul movement and their harsh treatment and the subsequent blowback on November 6 guarantees any discussion here will be verboten and seldom mentioned for obvious reasons. While some voted for Romney, a few – as the returns show – voted third-party and many like me just sat home on election day disgusted at the entire political charade. Romney lost because he needed a majority of this 10 percent to win yet those controlling his campaign simply threw this voting block away because it threatened powerful central banking, neocon and moneyed interests supporting the GOP.”

As if all that was at stake in this election is central banking. You Ron Paul cultists make me sick. By staying home on election day, you helped reelect the devil — the most pro-abortion president in the history of U.S.A.

Update (Nov. 9, 2012):

Evangelical Christians did not stay home on Nov. 6. They turned out for Mitt Romney in even larger numbers than they did in 2008 for John McCain. See my post, “Evangelicals and faithful Catholics came through for Romney.

~Eowyn

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Romney in trouble with Iowa's Evangelical Christians


The Iowa caucuses, the “first shot” in the 2012 presidential campaign, are mere weeks away, scheduled for January 3.
At a time when most GOP presidential hopefuls are scrambling to woo Iowa’s  largely undecided evangelical Christian voters, a conservative group is baffled by why Mitt Romney seems to be avoiding exactly those voters.
Paul Stanley reports for Christian Post, Dec. 9, 2011, that Bob Vander Plaats, CEO of The Family Leader, a conservative group in Iowa, says all the major candidates attended his group’s Thanksgiving Family Forum in Des Moines last month, except for Romney and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Both Romney and Huntsman are Mormons.
Plaats said: “I think Gov. Romney is sending a clear message that he doesn’t want to be around us – that he doesn’t need us and doesn’t want to be around us. It’s apparent to me he’s unwilling to answer questions on core ‘value’ issues as seen in his interview with Fox News Bret Baier.”
By comparison, Newt Gingrich met with a group of 63 Christian conservatives – at his request – earlier this week to make his case for their support.Texas guv Rick Perry,Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum have also made similar appeals through various formats.
Perry has aired a popular and somewhat controversial faith-based ad, Santorum is spending most of his time in the Hawkeye state and Michele Bachmann has recently gained the support of evangelical heavyweight Phyllis Schlafly.
Frustrated with Romney, Richard Viguerie accused him of likely to not include prominent evangelical Christians in his administration if elected to the White House. Viguerie said, “Romney has made it clear to me that he doesn’t like Christian conservatives, would not include them in his administration. He doesn’t understand why Christians are not supporting him in large numbers and I think that has rubbed him the wrong way.”
Romney spokesman Ryan Williams called Viguerie’s assertion “a ridiculous and false statement” and insisted that “Gov. Romney would look at people of all backgrounds who would be qualified to serve in his administration and in addition, Gov. Romney has a number of prominent Christians throughout the country who support him and that number is growing daily.”
In Florida, however, Romney has put together a strong group of Christian leaders to support his campaign, including state Sen. Anitere Flores. Flores said in a email to Christian Post:
“First of all, out of the leading candidates, Romney’s personal commitment to his faith and family has been evident in his actions as a husband and father. Second, he is the only candidate to organize a Social Conservatives Coalition in Florida, naming prominent values voters and evangelical leaders to assist with GOTV efforts and policy formulation. Third, he has been firm in his commitment to the Defense of Marriage Act.”
But Bob Vander Plaats of The Family Leaders is not convinced: “As my dad used to say, actions speak louder than words. About 80% of GOP Iowa caucus goers have decided that Romney isn’t the candidate for them. The bigger issue is most of them still haven’t decided who they are going to support.”
~Eowyn

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Democrats Plotting to Support RINO Jon Huntsman in 2012

 

Huntsman with Obama

Jon Huntsman, Jr., is a former governor of Utah (2005-2009) and an establishment-type Republican who had served in the administrations of the two Bushes. A Mormon, Huntsman is the the great-great-great-grandson of early LDS Church leader Parley P. Pratt, the son of billionaire businessman and philanthropist Jon Huntsman of the Huntsman Corporation, and third cousin, once-removed, of RINO Mitt Romney.

I’ve been keeping an eye on Huntsman ever since Obama appointed him — a Republican — to be ambassador to China. Even then, there were whispers that 51-year-old Huntsman has presidential aspirations.

When Obama named him ambassador, Huntsman accepted and quit his governorship. In early February 2011, after just 1½ years as US Ambassador to China, Huntsman tendered a letter of resignation with a two-months notice. On April 30, he returned to the United States. On June 21, 2011, with the Statue of Liberty as a theatrical backdrop, he formally announced his intention to seek the Republican presidential nomination for 2012.

Huntsman is described as “a Republican, with conservative fiscal credentials and a mixture of positions on social issues….a conservative technocrat-optimist with moderate positions who was willing to work substantively with President Barack Obama.” He’s a warmist (a believer in Manmade Global Warming) who, as Utah governor, signed the Western Climate Initiative by which Utah joined with other governments in agreeing to pursue targets for reduced production of greenhouse gases.

Huntsman with Harry Reid

My suspicions were confirmed when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, endorsed Huntsman, saying he prefers Jon Huntsman to Mitt Romney. Referring to the GOP presidential primaries, Reid said, “If I had a choice in that race, I’d choose Huntsman over Romney.”

The admiration apparently is mutual. Not only did Huntsman appoint Reid’s son, Josh, to Utah’s Board of Regents, Jon Ralston of the Las Vegas Sun reports on June 22, 2011, that many members of the Huntsman family have long been Reid supporters. In the Nevada Senate race last November, Huntsman’s parents and other members of the family supported Reid’s reëlection, although Huntsman himself has never given directly to Reid’s Senate campaigns.

Now, in an exclusive-to-subscribers report, investigative reporter Wayne Madsen claims that “some Democrats” intend to support Huntsman in 2012!

Here are excerpts from the Wayne Madsen Report of July 7, 2011:

Democratic Party sources who see President Obama championing cuts in social safety safety net programs instituted by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson, are quietly talking about supporting the GOP presidential candidacy of former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Obama’s ambassador to China. With no Democrat willing to launch a primary challenge to Obama, some Democratic strategists are hoping that with a crowded GOP field of far-right candidates like Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, and others, Huntsman could garner enough moderate Republicans, independents, and primary cross-over disaffected Democrats to win key primary states.

The Democratic strategists believe that a Huntsman presidency would give the Democratic Party four years to purge Obama’s ex-Democratic Leadership Council loyalists from the party in time to prepare for the 2016 election.

Bill Clinton recently gave a public endorsement of Huntsman and another former Republican Governor, Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, citing their moderate stances. Clinton said, “Y’know, I like the governors: I like Huntsman and Romney.” However…Clinton is not part of the core internal Democratic Party grouping that seeks to back Huntsman at Obama’s expense.

Democratic rebels see Huntsman as more progressive than Obama on environmental issues and U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya.

A Democratic Party source told WMR, “Obama is destroying the Democratic Party and Huntsman may be the only way we can run the Obama people out of the party and rebuild from what has been the greatest disaster since Jimmy Carter’s debacle as president.” The source added, “while Carter was well-intentioned but surrounded by incompetents, Obama is out to gut the Democratic Party of its core principles.”

[…] A Huntsman administration, in the eyes of the rebel Democrats, would likely be marked by a number of moderate Republicans, independents, and Democrats who might be in a better position to safeguard Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, pension guarantees, and other social safety net programs, in addition to cutting the bloated defense budget. The insurgent Democrats would then use Obama’s loss to “clean house” and ensure that the 2016 Democratic candidate was in step with traditional Democratic Party values.

[…] some unions have signed on to the strategy of supporting Huntsman [….]

~Eowyn

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Gore-monism: Romney believes in manmade global warming

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Sheesh, these guy’s really know how to lose elections.  Steve
Posted on June 3, 2011
https://junkscience.com/2011/06/03/gore-monism-romney-believes-in-manmade-global-warming/
That Mitt Romney is a Mormon is, of course, no problem. That he is a Gore-mon, however, is.
Before a town hall meeting in Mancester, New Hampshire today, Romney said,
I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that. It’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors.
This statement obviously doesn’t bode well for the prospect that Romney would rein in the EPA and its endangerment finding and economy-killing greenhouse gas regulations.
In a 2008 GOP presidential debate, Romney was critical of unilateral/local emissions cuts, noting it was called “global warming” not “California warming.” But today’s comments raise serious questions about his candidacy.
Note to GOP presidential candidates: If you embrace climate alarmism to appease the alarmists, then don’t because they won’t vote for you anyway and non-alarmists will vote for another Republican candidate.
~Steve~                    H/T junkscience.com

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