“Wouldn’t you be overconfident if your only competition was this?”
Category: No One Wants to Vote For Mitt Romney
October 31, 2012
September 17, 2012
August 27, 2012
May 1, 2012
Nate Silver at 538 notes this disparity in donation amounts:
More than half of Mr. Obama’s fund-raising total has arrived in donations of less than $200. Just 13 percent of Mr. Romney’s fund-raising has come in such small denominations. Instead, a majority of the money Mr. Romney has raised arrived $2,500 at a time, the maximum campaign donation allowed for either the primary or the general election…
For the Romney campaign, however, a paucity of small-dollar donations is inauspicious not because it means that it will have trouble raising enough money (it probably won’t, and if it does, Mr. Romney has considerable personal wealth at his disposal). Rather, a lack of small-dollar donors could indicate tepid support for Mr. Romney among the Republican base.
March 16, 2012
GOP voters have been saying “Meh. Romney” for a while now, and a new Gallup poll puts it in numbers. Only 35% of Republicans say they will vote for Romney enthusiastically, the same number who said that at the same point in 2008. Here’s the problem for the GOP: back in 2008, McCain was at 47%.
In other words, in 2008, 47% of Republicans were enthused about the presumed nominee. In 2012, that number is 12 percentage points lower.
As Gallup concludes:
The new data underscore Republicans’ lack of satisfaction with the current candidates, particularly in contrast to Republicans’ higher level of enthusiasm for McCain in the last election… the available data show that Republicans are suffering from a deficit in candidate enthusiasm, and don’t appear to have an active candidate in sight whom they are excited to get behind.
March 9, 2012
If the primary season has made one thing clear, it’s that no one — on either side of the aisle — is excited about voting for Mitt Romney.
So for your disheartened Republican friends, here’s a poster/flyer they can print out.
February 27, 2012
February 9, 2012
Mike In Raleigh’s ode to the recent Santorum surge: