Originally Posted by Direckshun
The election didn't happen in a vacuum. It happened because the conservative he was an incumbant
Shortened your post there...
George Bush won re-election and he wasn't even liked by his own party in 2004.
It amazes me that you guys are painting this as anything more than it is - an incumbent won re-election because incumbents almost always
win re-election. He wasn't quite as bad as Carter and Romney wasn't anywhere near as good as Regan or Clinton.
I'll go ahead and stop listening to the Democrats telling the Republicans where they need to change to get votes, thank you. You guys don't care who says what if they have an R after their name - period. Romney is FAR closer to Clinton than Obama is but you fellas just won't admit it because there's an R there. So when the centrist you called for loses, you start to shout from the rooftops about the death of conservativism. The Ds aren't voting for a Republican and Romney kicked the shit out of Obama among independents.
You guys won because Obama is an extremely charismatic incumbent. The end.
But again, keep touting that 'mandate'.