While no one has as yet completely broken down the voting demographics, I'll throw you this bone:
Originally Posted by Bob Loblaw
... and challenge you to google for yourself the vast numbers of articles on Republican crossover voters in this past election. In some States, 9% of registered Republicans went for Obama, while preliminary data shows as many as 20% crossed over in others. If you do not call that a 'problem' for McCain, remember that Obama only garnered 53% of the vote to McCain's 46%, and historically conservative States that should have been a 'shoe-in' for McCain, like Minnesota and Iowa, were taken by narrow margins by Obama as well.
PA and FL were going to be slugfests. Florida was the defining factor in the 2001 race, (remember? When your lib buddies swore the election was 'stolen' by the 'hanging chad' debacle?) Many conservatives just didn't vote. They would have, if there had been someone for them to more closely relate to.
It was the undecideds...the "Swing Vote", if you will. That's why Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida all went Obama. And it was Palin who helped to swing those votes to the left.
True conservatives and liberals vastly disagree on nearly every point of governing philosophy, and that is reflective of the diametric opposition of their belief system. Liberals further routinely detest every principle of the right, yet when they are (rarely) called on it, they all digress. When my conservative back is turned, I'm an ignorant, sexist, racist, arrogant, self-righteous homophobe, but when we go eye to eye, they are just perpetually victimized, and I am always the perpetrator of the victimization of the down-trodden. It reminds me of civil rights court.
and I don't hate conservatives, CB. I love you guys! I've said it before and I'll say it again: the differences between me and a guy like you (who is a poliitically conservative voter) and a guy like my brother (who is as left as left gets without comitting treason) is very simple. We just have differences in political opinion. That is all.
Palin is a political conservative, so was Quayle, for that matter. Both were painted as abject idiots by the media over second and third-hand rumors and momentary gaffes. Bush has been utterly vllified by the left, and was all-but abandoned by the right, yet I'm willing to lay bet of my next Obama tax cut that history will certainly prove him right on foreign policy, just as basic fact has proven him right thus far.
I think it should be run one way, you think another and my brother thinks another. I don't think political conservatives are dumb or are inherently evil, and I certainly don't hate them. :kiss::grouphug::gfight