Because after years of liberal teaching, we have become a nation of takers instead of makers. How can anyone beat Santa Claus? Over half this country doesn't understand the evils of Socialism or they embrace it. People want their stuff and have no problem robbing their neighbors to get it (via the government). There will be a rude awakening starting next year when the government must raise revenue to pay for all the stuff. If you think that only means higher taxes for the rich, you aren't paying attention. I am extremely sad that my country has changed into exactly what our founders said would happen if we didn't continue to fight for freedom every day. I tried as many others have to wake people up. But I lost and so will the American dream for everybody.
The analysts pegged it. There simply weren't enough angry white guys. The Republican Party needs to reinvent itself. It has no appeal to the minorities or to young people. You look at the demographic breakdown of the votes and it tells the whole story. If the Republicans couldn't beat Obama with this miserable economy, they need to re-think their platform.
The reason Obama won, according to Republican experts, is that the Republicans have alienated minority groups, women, gay, black, latino, and can no longer continue to "squeeze out" white voters to win the election. I think you will see 4 years from now a more moderate Republican candidate who will ditch the abortion issue and will have an altered view on immigration..........That is if they don't forget why they lost this election. Our country is evolving and the Republicans have to evolve with it.
Because people get caught up with the sound good sound bites. Take the one the rich should pay more taxes. That's a joke, it sounds good but in reality it won't work. First the poor can not and do not pay taxes. That is a fact. I think we can all see that. The middle class pay the bulk of the taxes . I think we all agree on that. The rich usually own big companys or provide some service. Say I made the Apple Ipad and I'M rich and the government says you have to pay more taxes. Id say ok how much 10% 20% 30% it makes no difference to me Im rich. I just raise the price of my Ipad to cover it. Then who pays the taxes? The middle class their the ones buying the Ipads. And why people don't see this is beyond me. But the sound bite sounds good. So if your in the middle class your going to pay more taxes one way or another. Just like Obama care it sound good but who's going to pay for it. Not the poor not the rich but the middle class.
Obama won because people are getting smarter. They understand that an excluding others because of their economic state, the gender, their religion or lack thereof, their sexual orientation or their political views is just plain medieval and stupid. They understand that if there children are to be safe, all children must be safe, with health benefits regardless of economic status, good schools to help them out of poverty, good social services to help when things don't go as planned, etc. You know, a civilized country.
Obama has always had the best interests of all Americans at heart, although he understands that, in a civilized society, sometimes the ones that are far better off need to help those not so fortunate. We understand that the impact of providing the basics of life (health, housing and education) to all, leads to less crime, less ignorance, less fear and a better society.
Because Mitt is short and nobody likes him. One of the most unlikeable candidates ever. He also has an irritating whine in his voice. An old guy doesn't suppose to have perfect hair like that! Wonderful family portrait though.