Originally Posted by alnorth
I absolutely believe this, and think there's no chance at all of a severe republican "depression" (at least before Romney loses) impacting the vote. The hard-core conservatives will crawl over broken glass to vote against Obama come hell or high water no matter the odds. The problem is there just wont be enough of them because the independents and a chunk of libertarians have left the tent.
Thats why it'll be fascinating to hear Limbaugh squirm if he tries to explain that too many Republicans stayed home. Bullcrap, the Dems have always been the party of the lazy voter and the GOP the party of the motivated. He'll either have to admit he was just completely wrong about the polls being skewed, or he'll have to sell an unbelievable tale about how that wily liberal media beat them.
Republicans always have voted. And at times for the other guy. But not this time. The Democrats have the problems with turn out. So it makes no sense to talk about the effects of polls except upon the Democrats.
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