Why Conservatives Should Be Excited About 2012

First, in three words,

The Electoral College

Thanks to failed Liberal political and economic strategies, key liberal progressive states are losing electoral votes.  The 2010 census demonstrated that key Democrat states lost a significant-enough portion of the population that it will cost them electoral votes for the next decade.  No wonder they hate the Constitution.  Some clearly Conservative states picked up many of those electoral college appointments.

Barack Obama’s Illinois will lose a vote as will Barney Frank’s Massachusetts.  Michigan and New Jersey will also lose a seat at the electoral college table.  New York will lose 2.

Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina and Utah, all historically red states, will gain one seat a piece.  Florida will gain two and Texas will gain FOUR. That’s a 10 vote gain, while losing a seat in Missouri will set the Republicans back one vote for a net of 9.

Overall, definite lefty states will lose a net of 6 electoral votes while Conservative states will pick up 9 and the remainder go to swing states.  With 538 total electoral votes on the table, this is just slightly less than a 2% shift.  When you consider that George Bush beat out Al Gore by only 5 electoral votes in 2000, a 6-vote shift could be significant.

The Candidates

The serious contenders have not yet filed, but the current thoughts are that these Conservative well-knowns may run:

  • Sarah Palin
  • Jim DeMint
  • Steve Forbes
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Mitt Romney
  • Gov. Tim Pawlenty
  • Gov. Haley Barbour
  • Mike Huckabee
  • Gov. Mark Sanford
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal
  • Sen. John Thune
  • Gov. Mitch Daniels
  • Rep. Mike Pence
  • Rep. Ron Paul
  • Rick Santorun
  • John Bolton

We’ll keep track of the real contenders on the Conservative Daily News election 2012 page.

Those that have filed with the Federal Election Commission are serious unknowns:

  • Jon Greenspon (Montana)
  • L. John Davis, Jr. (Colorado)
  • Lowell Jackson “Jack” Fellure (W. Virginia)
  • Kenneth Gates (Florida)
  • Richard Allen Kline (Missouri)
  • Dennis Jerome Knill (Arizona)
  • James Koch (Florida)
  • Josue Larose (Florida)
  • Steven Kay Neuenschwander (Washington)
  • Mosheh Thezion (a.k.a Luis Edwardo Correa) lol, a Presidential candidate with an alias?
  • Michael Walton (Florida)

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Rich Mitchell

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