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  •  but... (0+ / 0-)

    i thought this issue was going to be a "majority maker" in 2012?

    Look, i agree this is a terrible idea. But voters have not responded. I my opinion (likely in the minority), it's lazy wedge issue that has little electoral impact.

    •  to expand... (0+ / 0-)

      wanted to offer at least some data for us to chew on:

      65+ vote: +12 Romney from +8 McCain (2008)
      45-65 vote: +4 Romney from +1 Obama (2008)

    •  It was. (0+ / 0-)

      It's just that the nation is so massively gerrymandered that Democrats need to get about 2/3 of the vote to get 51% of the House seats.

      •  kinda (0+ / 0-)

        but that's a too simplistic an excuse.

        i also think our democratic campaigns failed miserably in a number of cases. Districts that voted for obama should have given the local congressional dem some kind of coat tails. It didnt in too many cases.

        Instead of spending money and time on what people care and talk about, it was all about the terrible GOP medicare position.

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