What else can I say? I’ve been preaching a false gospel for at least 6 months. I wasn’t doing it knowingly. I used hard numbers and anecdotal factors. I thought Romney was going to win based on historical factors and current circumstances. I was wrong. That’s not easy for me to admit. I did it the right way and was still wrong.
I’ll have to think a few days over the results; chew on the outcome. There is no reason why Romney should not have won. Historically, Obama had no reason winning. Maybe we are slow to recognize a change in demographics and politics. Maybe 2008 was a start to this new trend, and 2012 solidified it.
If things have changed so much electorally, I’m not sure Republicans can ever win again. Currently Romney is winning the popular vote and the map is covered in red outside of a few blue pockets in key states. The results are that Obama will win in spite of all of this.
Undoubtedly, there will be those who will say the GOP and Romney ran too far to the right. Yet, Romney was by far the moderate and will likely will win the popular vote. Before this election we ran McCain, who was the bona fide moderate. Before that we ran Bush. Bush was the moderate out of that field.
At any rate, we’ll have to wait a few days for all of this to grow legs. I’ll have to rethink my own beliefs. If I am so out of step with my own country, maybe I’ll have to rethink myself and my fellow countrymen.