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Farewell Mitt Romney. What’s Next? Will He Become A Republican Party Titan Or Set Off Into the Sunset? Never To Be Heard From Again?

Farewell Mitt Romney

…. President Romney is a dashed-dream as we say farewell to Mitt Romney, Ann and a Vice President Paul Ryan.

Farewell to Mitt Romney! Ryan Romney wins election 2012 with 320 Electoral Collage votes to Obama Biden’s 218? Not at all. The Republican challenger to the Barack Obama machine was easily defeated, as the world knows, during the 2012 US election in which President Obama won a second term.

This marks the first time a minority President, African American or otherwise, has ever been re-elected to a second term. As everyone knows, Obama is the first black man to ever hold the office of the Presidency and the first modern racial minority to do so (it depends on how you define “minority”, for example John F. Kennedy was the first-ever Catholic President, a religious minority at the time, but not a racial one).

Here is Mitt Romney’s 2012 Concession Speech to President Obama, congratulating him on his win.

Barack Obama won the election with 332 Electoral College Votes compared to Mitt Romney’s dismal 206 Electoral College Votes. Barack Obama even won Florida (barely, by 1%) which was highly contested and whose results weren’t known until two weeks after the election. Netting Obama the full 29 votes. Obama won every battleground state outside of North Carolina, including Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada and New Hampshire. While his margin was only 1 or 2% in some states, it was over 4% and up to 6% in some.

Here is President Barack Obama’s full 2012 victory speech, thanking Mitt Romney for a challenging election race and looking towards the next four years of an Obama Administration.

The popular vote was much closer however. Obama won that as well with 62,611,250 raw votes compared to Romney’s 59,134,475 raw votes. The saddest part however is that Romney got 3 million fewer votes than John McCain got in 2008! Having said all this, it was still winnable by Romney, if he had gotten more Republicans out to vote. Even so, it was a huge win for Obama in the Electoral College, even if each state was not won by huge margins. Overall, Obama’s vote count in the popular vote was down 8% from 2008.

So what is next for Mitt Romney?

What States Did Obama Romney Win? Election 2012 USA Voter Map Electoral College By State

Here are exactly what states Obama won (in blue) and Romney won (in red).

Will Romney become a defacto leader of the Republican Party going ahead? Will he do what Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee and Herman Cain have done? Transition into Cable News, set-up PACs and groups, websites and the like, and build on their influence in the wake of their election loses? (Newt was already doing this before he decided to run).

I hope that Mitt Romney will do what those others have done. He is still a valuable Republican, he simply was not up to snuff as far as his Presidential prospects were concerned. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Election 2012, Features, News, Politics, Videos

 

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President Obama Wins Re-Election. Farewell Mitt Romney

Obama 2012 Timeline Cover Facebook Hope and Change

Hope and Change? Forward? Obama wins 2012 Re-Election

President Obama has won re-election (farewell, Mitt Romney!) by a small but decisive margin in the Electoral College and a very small margin in the popular vote. A mandate this is not. Over half the country still disagrees with the President and his policies, but he has been given a second chance.

Obama hugs Michelle 2012 Reelection Photo

A beautiful photo of the President hugging the first lady as he learned of his re-election.

The real question is whether or not the President will truly start to compromise and reach across the aisle to the Republicans, who maintained control of “The People’s Voice”, the House of Representatives. John Boehner remains Speaker of the House, Nancy Polosi’s career is thus over, and despite all the complaining of gridlock and paralysis of government from the people of the nation; They have elected to send the EXACT same group of key players to Washington D.C. once again.

John Boehner Obama Harry Reid All Re-Elected. Time For Round Two. Yay?

Time for round two….

Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader of the Democrat-controlled Senate, which maintained control as the Republicans failed to win the four seats they needed to take the majority, President Barack Hussein Obama who will now maintain power over the Executive Branch for another four years, and Speaker of the House John Boehner, who now has the toughest job in Washington with the only Conservative-majority branch of government… He will have to face another four years being between a rock and a hard place as he attempts to hold onto his Conservative values and those of his Tea Party and Republican partisan elected members of government, while also working with President Obama and Reid to actually govern.

Change and Hope Obama Facebook Timeline Cover

Change and Hope. Hope and Change.

This situation does NOT bode well for the country. These are the same players who failed to compromise enough to get anything done over the past two years… however now things are even more dire as the fiscal cliff looms. Will President Obama due what Romney vowed, meet with the other side weekly or at least monthly until they come to agreement and not stop until our nations economic dire straights are resolved? Or will he continue to push a liberal agenda… one in which the majority of Americans still disagree (the majority of Americans, unfortunately over 200 million Americans do not vote) despite his solid win.

Obama United We Progess Toward A More Perfect Union Facebook Timeline Cover

United we progress towards a more perfect union. But are we united? Nope.

Will America go bankrupt and head down the path of Rome and Greece? Or will Obama lead and become more than a mystical, transient figure, but one who stepped up to the plate and worked hard on fixing America. Can America absorb Obamacare, and will the House defund it, which is within their power? Will their be riots-in-the-streets from liberals if Obamacare does get defunded by the House? Many questions remain…. But Democrats definitely have the upper-hand… even though they only control two of the three Legislative and Executive branches of government.

What I am most fearful about is a more liberal Supreme Court. President Obama will likely be able to replace a couple Supreme Court justices. Although they will be liberal ones, most likely, replaced with more liberals, meaning the balance of Supreme Court power is unlikely to shift. God help us.

Farewell Romney Facebook Timeline Cover Election 2012 Concession Speech

…. Obama pledged to work with Mitt Romney in his ’12 victory speech… what will his future role be? Well he become leader of the party moving forward?

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2012 in Election 2012, Features, News, Politics

 

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Mitt Romney Wins Minnesota? Your Prediction. Obama or Romney Will Win the MN Battleground State?

Minnesota State Map

The state of Minnesota is a major battleground for the 2012 Presidential Election.

Will Mitt Romney or Barack Obama win Minnesota? The MN swing state is a toss-up between both candidates.

Which Presidential Candidate do you think will win the state?

Swing State 2012 Electoral State Map Presidential Vote

Many states in the 2012 Presidential Elections are Swing or Toss-Up States.

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2012 in Election 2012, Features, News, Politics, Polls

 

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Mitt Romney Wins North Carolina? Your Prediction. Obama or Romney Will Win the NC Battleground State?

North Carolina State Map

The state of North Carolina is a swing state for the 2012 Presidential Election.

Will Mitt Romney or Barack Obama win North Carolina? The NC Battleground state is a toss-up between both candidates but leaning Romney currently.

Which Presidential Candidate do you think will win the state?

Swing State 2012 Electoral State Map Presidential Vote

Many states in the 2012 Presidential Elections are Swing or Toss-Up States.

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2012 in Election 2012, Features, News, Politics, Polls

 

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Mitt Romney Wins Arizona? Your Prediction. Obama or Romney Will Win the AZ Battleground State?

Arizona State Map

The state of Arizona is a possible swing state for the 2012 Presidential Election.

Will Mitt Romney or Barack Obama win Arizona? The AZ Republican state is a possible toss-up between both candidates.

Which Presidential Candidate do you think will win the red state?

Swing State 2012 Electoral State Map Presidential Vote

Many states in the 2012 Presidential Elections are Swing or Toss-Up States.

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2012 in Election 2012, Features, News, Politics, Polls

 

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Mitt Romney Wins Pennsylvania? Your Prediction. Obama or Romney Will Win the PA Battleground State?

Pennsylvania State Map

The state of Pennsylvania is a major battleground for the 2012 Presidential Election.

Will Mitt Romney or Barack Obama win Pennsylvania? The PA Battleground state is a toss-up between both candidates.

Which Presidential Candidate do you think will win the state?

Swing State 2012 Electoral State Map Presidential Vote

Many states in the 2012 Presidential Elections are Swing or Toss-Up States.

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2012 in Election 2012, Features, News, Politics, Polls

 

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Mitt Romney Wins Michigan? Your Prediction. Obama or Romney Will Win the MI Battleground State?

Michigan State Map

The state of Michigan is a major battleground for the 2012 Presidential Election.

Will Mitt Romney or Barack Obama win Michigan? The MI Battleground state is a toss-up between both candidates.

Which Presidential Candidate do you think will win the state?

Swing State 2012 Electoral State Map Presidential Vote

Many states in the 2012 Presidential Elections are Swing or Toss-Up States.

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2012 in Election 2012, Features, News, Politics, Polls

 

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