Two weeks after the Obama-Romney presidential election we are finally starting to get a more-nuanced, fact-based picture of what actually took place that day and in the lead-up to it, and part of what we're seeing is that some long cherished myths and notions among the professional political class may now be gone with the wind, because they can not be proven with real voters anymore.
The Washington Post
Overselling the importance of independent voters
Posted by Glenn Kessler at 06:02 AM ET, 11/20/2012
In my opinion, this article goes a long way towards validating one of the central tenets of Rush Limbaugh's oft-repeated point that, in general, GOP political consultants worry far too much publicly about -and perhaps spend too much resources towards wooing- Independents and Undecideds.
That Mitt Romney won the support of the majority of Independent Voters in the U.S. and yet still lost the election, logically, ought to be a not-insignificant fact that should matter and be taken into account, and have a ripple effect across the political world.
Yet you can pretty well expect that by the time the new year rolls around, the very army of
consultants that Limbaugh is talking about (complaining about), will conveniently try to forget
this new fact as soon as possible because it directly challenges their personal M.O., their
business plan AND their world view.
It seems that the world does not revolve around Independent voters after all, but that news might be bad for business!