Here’s another look at the final results numbers, as compared with 2004
2004
62,040,606-Bush
59,028,109-Kerry
411,304 Nader

2008
63,507,800 – Obama
56,151,859 – McCain

Youth voters only ^ 1%
AA voters ^ 2%

2008
Democrat (39%) 89% supported Obama
Republican (32%) 90% supported McCain
Independent (29%) 52%Obama / 44% McCain
2004
Democrat (37%) 89% supported Kerry
Republican (37%) 93% supported Bush
Independent (26%) 48% Kerry/49% McCain

Also 84% of Hillary’s supporters, leaving 14% PUMAs (2.9 million) (corrected)

If you look at the numbers, for all the vaunted “new base” “new voters” – there’s only 3 million more votes than Kerry did – and that’s adding independents.

The ACORN advantage is probably responsible for a good chunk of it, if you think of the 100,000 of Georgians found to have voted in Ohio and Florida as well, or the 200,000 phony registrations that SCOTUS intervened to wave through in Ohio only. That accounts already for 10% of the “new voters” – and I only used 2 news stories.

The big story here is the Christian right.

While ostensibly, the Saddleback debate put McCain on top and no one showed up at Obama’s Values tour, it is clear to me that deals were made behind closed doors.

The anecdote about the Bush voter who stayed home because this time his pastor didn’t tell him to go is even more significant if one considers the passage of proposition 8 in California.

The Obama campaign allowed Obama’s voice to be used in robocalls saying Obama opposed gay marriage.

B0bots were not told to vote against it. They did vote for a proposition taking care of chickens. left the gays out – as price for the Christian right staying home.

During the primary, Bush’s spiritual adviser endorsed Obama. Said he told Bush about it and agreed. Bush in turn added: He (Obama) is a good man.

Look at the numbers again: PUMAs voting McCain might have overcame the – REAL – new voters.

The real difference in numbers is the nearly 6 million Bush voters whose ministers didn’t tell to go out and vote. The result of a back door deal.

Look at Obama winking and promising them money

Reaching out to evangelical voters, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is announcing plans that would expand President Bush’s program steering federal social service dollars to religious groups and — in a move sure to cause controversy — support their ability to hire and fire based on faith.

And I cannot help myself from posting that joke too

Comedy writer Patrick Gorse: “Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that he supports federally funded faith-based initiatives. This is kind of self-serving when you consider that supporting a one-term Senator for president is itself a faith-based initiative.”

We already know the gays paid part of the price. I am waiting to see how women will pay the balance.

This is after all, the Year of the Penis.

Update

A confirmation

Leaders of the successful Proposition 8 campaign say an unusual coalition of evangelical Christians, Mormons and Roman Catholics built a majority at the polls Tuesday by harnessing the organizational muscle of churches to a mainstream message about what school children might be taught about gay relationships if the ban failed.

yeah, but this still doesn’t explain why in california, where Obama won by 20 points proposition 8 was defeated. Of course, one may remember the 2004 narrative: “Bush won thanks to Blacks coming out to vote against gay rights”. I guess there was a different goal, different lies to justificate then.

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