Rush: ~ Why Did Three Million Republicans Stay Home?
RUSH: So three million Republican voters stayed home on Election Day. Three million predominantly white voters stayed home. The media is all over the place with the fact that the Republicans lost “the white vote.” They can’t get the white vote. They did lose the white vote, but Democrats didn’t get it. They just didn’t show up, and it wasn’t voter suppression that didn’t turn ‘em out.
What would be the reason that three million voters didn’t show up? Let’s go through the possibilities. It could be that there are a number… We’ve talked to ‘em. We’ve had ‘em call. We got ‘em, in fact, on hold. A number of Republicans are tired of moderate nominees. They’ve sent the Republican Party money for years and said, “To hell with it. If you’re gonna eschew conservatism, I’m not giving you any money, and I’m not voting for you.”
We’ve heard them call here and threaten this, and never believed ‘em. May be. We could also have some evangelicals in that group that said, “You know what? I’m tired of the Republicans not reaching out to me. I’m tired of making fun of me. I don’t like Mormons.” Who knows what it is? You could have any number of reasons why these three million don’t show up, but they are the difference.
If these three million had voted, Romney’s popular vote total would have beaten Obama‘s by 180,000. I don’t know what it would mean Electoral College yet, that hasn’t been analyzed, but this was not an election lost because of demography. It wasn’t an election lost because we lost the women vote or Hispanic vote. We didn’t turn our vote out. It’s just that simple.
Could it be…………….