It`s the Turnout, Stupid!
As Marcus Epstein has noted, the MSM news channels are being swamped by stories about the Hispanic vote, most of them tendentious and inaccurate.
You might think the white vote does not matter. And, in fact, to most of those in control of the MSM, it indeed does not – or, perhaps rather, they (and apparently the Republican Establishment) desperately want to ignore it.
But an important point has been reported by CNNPolitics.com Report: `08 turnout same as or only slightly higher than `04 From CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart November 6, 2008
A new report from American University`s Center for the Study of the American Electorate concludes that voter turnout in Tuesday`s election was the same in percentage terms as it was four years ago – or at most has risen by less than 1 percent.
The report released Thursday estimates that between 126.5 and 128.5 million Americans cast ballots in the presidential election earlier this week. Those figures represent 60.7 percent or, at most, 61.7 percent of those eligible to vote in the country.
“A downturn in the number and percentage of Republican voters going to the polls seemed to be the primary explanation for the lower than predicted turnout,” the report said. Compared to 2004, Republican turnout declined by 1.3 percentage points to 28.7 percent, while Democratic turnout increased by 2.6 points from 28.7 percent in 2004 to 31.3 percent in 2008.”
A lot of ink is shed on the vote split. Turnout is almost always neglected. Yet this is where the mother lode of fresh votes lies.
Football Team owners have a good way of dealing with this type of situation.