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  Is Romneys MA performance the worst home state performance in history?
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Clamdick McClaw
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« on: December 02, 2012, 11:18:16 am »

Its got to be up there.  And I'm talking strictly about what state they were running out of on the day of the election.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 11:44:33 am »

John Frémont in 1856 was worse. He got third place in his home state of California, about 19% of the vote and almost 30% behind Buchanan. Here's some more info for you. Yeah, Romney's result in Massachusetts really was that bad.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 11:56:13 am »

John Frémont in 1856 was worse. He got third place in his home state of California, about 19% of the vote and almost 30% behind Buchanan. Here's some more info for you. Yeah, Romney's result in Massachusetts really was that bad.

Millard Fillmore also got creamed in New York that election, coming in third 26 points behind Buchanan. I know he was the third wheel of the election, but it's probably worth mentioning since he did manage to carry a state and over 20% of the popular vote.

In less diluted races, Adlai Stevenson lost Illinois by 19% in 1956, and Herbert Hoover lost California by 21% in 1932.. what's Romney officially at now, 23%?
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 05:03:21 am »

Who cares? What about John W. Davis in West Virginia in 1924?; he came from there; then there was Adlai Stevenson in Illinois in 1956.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 05:58:13 am »

Who cares? What about John W. Davis in West Virginia in 1924?; he came from there; then there was Adlai Stevenson in Illinois in 1956.

Appearently you cared enough to reply and then ask additional question.

Davis lost West Virginia by mere 5.38% Hardly a blowout of any kind. Stevenson lost Illinois by 19.23% which was certainly embarassing blowout for a former Governor (and worse performance than four years ago).
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 07:12:53 am »

I wonder if Mitt Romney thought he'd win Massachusetts.
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 02:12:44 pm »

Don't think Romney had any illusions about Massachusetts; he had bigger fish to fry, rather than be concerned about an ego issue of carrying his home state; guess what ever disappointment he would have experienced, would have been compensated by him winning the presidency, don't you think?
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 03:51:35 pm »

I wonder if Mitt Romney thought he'd win Massachusetts.

We know reality wasn't Mittens strongest suit but I doubt he was that delusional.
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 09:29:38 pm »

I wonder if Mitt Romney thought he'd win Massachusetts.

We know reality wasn't Mittens strongest suit but I doubt he was that delusional.

Dick Morris may have been.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012, 07:17:14 pm »

Even though he lost, as we all knew, he earned the best Republican performance since 1988.  I was hoping for 40.01% but that was clearly asking too much
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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2012, 11:13:18 pm »

Even though he lost, as we all knew, he earned the best Republican performance since 1988.  I was hoping for 40.01% but that was clearly asking too much

Doing only 0.7 points better than Dubya when Kerry was the Dem candidate is hardly an exploit...
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2012, 08:10:20 pm »

Even though he lost, as we all knew, he earned the best Republican performance since 1988.  I was hoping for 40.01% but that was clearly asking too much

Doing only 0.7 points better than Dubya when Kerry was the Dem candidate is hardly an exploit...

Nevertheless, it is true.  It's not a surprise.  Mass is heavily Democratic in its presidential voting..
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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2012, 01:19:15 am »

Even though he lost, as we all knew, he earned the best Republican performance since 1988.  I was hoping for 40.01% but that was clearly asking too much

Doing only 0.7 points better than Dubya when Kerry was the Dem candidate is hardly an exploit...

Nevertheless, it is true.  It's not a surprise.  Mass is heavily Democratic in its presidential voting..

MA wouldn't reelect Romney as governor either.
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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2012, 02:01:15 pm »

Even though he lost, as we all knew, he earned the best Republican performance since 1988.  I was hoping for 40.01% but that was clearly asking too much

Doing only 0.7 points better than Dubya when Kerry was the Dem candidate is hardly an exploit...

Nevertheless, it is true.  It's not a surprise.  Mass is heavily Democratic in its presidential voting..

MA wouldn't reelect Romney as governor either.

We knew from experience things about Romney that the rest of the country was only suspicious of.
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