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'Extremist' Cuccinelli Crushed McAuliffe Among Independents
« on: November 06, 2013, 06:43:11 PM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/06/Extremist-Cuccinelli-Crushed-McAuliffe-Among-Independents

'Extremist' Cuccinelli Crushed McAuliffe Among Independents

by Joel B. Pollak 6 Nov 2013, 8:03 AM PDT

Tea Party favorite Ken Cuccinelli, abandoned by the Republican establishment as too "extreme" to win in Virginia, crushed Democrat Terry McAuliffe among independent voters by 9 percentage points, 47%-38%. The key to McAuliffe's victory was that the Democrat--assisted by the ruthless data-mining operation that fueled Barack Obama's 2012 re-election--turned out his party's base, while conservative voters were divided.

Cuccinelli's winning margin among independent voters was only slightly lower than Mitt Romney's 12-point margin in 2012. Romney also lost the state, however, after failing to bring conservative voters to the polls and mounting a lackluster a get-out-the-vote operation that was badly understaffed. (While Project ORCA failed, Tea Party activists from out of state manned polling places for Romney on their own initiative.)

The McAuliffe campaign applied cutting-edge technology to Abraham Lincoln's old advice "to make a perfect list of all the voters in their respective districts, and to ascertain with certainty for whom they will vote." It even used private synagogue directories to find reliably liberal Jewish voters, risking controversy to ensure a win. Neither the Cuccinelli campaign nor the Republican National Committee matched that intense effort.

Cuccinelli was also outspent and out-organized, the result of major donors abandoning him, believing that he was doomed by his conservatism. A third-party libertarian candidate also split the conservative base. However, independent voters preferred Cuccinelli, despite his allegedly divisive social conservatism and Tea Party allegiance. With more resources and a focus on unifying and turning out the base, he might have won.


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Re: 'Extremist' Cuccinelli Crushed McAuliffe Among Independents
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 06:45:20 PM »
You know people laugh on Fox about Rove and his white board, but the fact is actually not funny at all, the GOP is pathetic - P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C  at the game of getting people to the polls and that is all on the RNC, the RGA, the RNSC and the RNCC......   
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Re: 'Extremist' Cuccinelli Crushed McAuliffe Among Independents
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 06:53:55 PM »
You know people laugh on Fox about Rove and his white board, but the fact is actually not funny at all, the GOP is pathetic - P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C  at the game of getting people to the polls and that is all on the RNC, the RGA, the RNSC and the RNCC......   
Actually GOTV depends on local volunteers. Many precincts have nobody--no chairman, etc.

Like I say, lotsa talk, but not much walk.

Republicans keep saying "we're going to change our brand image, learn from mistakes, etc. " Talking.

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Re: 'Extremist' Cuccinelli Crushed McAuliffe Among Independents
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 09:23:19 PM »
Actually GOTV depends on local volunteers. Many precincts have nobody--no chairman, etc.

Like I say, lotsa talk, but not much walk.

Republicans keep saying "we're going to change our brand image, learn from mistakes, etc. " Talking.

Have you looked at the exit polls or what was going in in VA or just commenting from the peanut gallery. In fact the Tea Parties in VA as well as Churches worked their butts off for Cuch.  In case you missed it he lost by a razor thin margin while the RNC put money into a sure thing in NJ and the RGA instead of giving money to Cuch to use in a targed manner ran ads about CHINA instead of Obamacare when it was clear that one reason this thing was closing was Cuch was pounding Obamacare... yet didn't have the money for ads in the DC market - he could have used the money the RGA wasted on their China ads.
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Re: 'Extremist' Cuccinelli Crushed McAuliffe Among Independents
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 10:20:19 PM »
DAMN the RNC
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