Mitt Romney is a really, really, really terrible candidate for president. Rick Santorum tried to warn the Republican party, but with options like “Rick Santorum,” they probably did pick the best of their odd fruits that were on offer. So Barack Obama is talking all kinds of smack and releasing hilarious ads about how awful Mitt Romney is, because this is how politics works, right? WRONG. Bush cousin John Ellis, last seen calling Florida on Election Night 2000, explainers it all for you in this winning column for Buzzfeed, “Can Obama’s ‘Chemical Warfare’ Keep The White Vote Down?” That’s right. Barack Obama is genociding white people — with votes! Or lack of them. By releasing negative ads. Which Mitt Romney would never do, we guess, unless he actually constantly does.
John Ellis, lay down some wisdom!
The 2012 president election, boiled down to its remaining variables, is about two things: (1) white voters who voted for Barrack Obama last time and have since grown disillusioned and, (2) white voters who stayed home in 2008 rather than vote for John McCain but may vote this time. The Obama campaign’s goal is to make both groups stay home rather than vote. It’s not a “negative campaign” they’re running. It’s purposefully toxic.
Toxic, LIKE CHEMICAL WARFARE? Yes. How do we know this? Because math!
The math is simple. In 2008, black turnout was way up. Hispanic turnout was up. Young voters flooded the polls. Barack Obama won a substantial majority (53.4%) of the vote, the largest majority for a Democratic presidential candidate since Lyndon Johnson’s landslide in 1964.
The white vote, as a percentage of the total vote, was down. Obama captured 43% of the white vote, the highest percentage of white votes garnered by a Democratic presidential candidate since Lyndon Johnson (President Clinton also received 43% of the white vote in his 1996 re-election campaign).
That IS simple math! So Obama in 2008 captured the highest share of the white vote by a Dem, except he was tied with Bill Clinton, and so now he must depress the white vote! If anything, it just makes TOO MUCH SENSE. How should he suppress the white vote, John Ellis? Agent Orange? Sarin? Zyklon B? Yes, Zyklon B.
Oh, but sorry, the simple math was not done yet. Let us read more numbers, together!
If President Obama gets 40% of the white vote, he has a chance to win re-election. If President Obama gets 35% of the white vote, he’s finished.
Right now, depending on which poll you look at, President Obama is running somewhere north of 35% and south of 40% among white voters. The danger for Team Obama is that there will come a moment – “anything is better than this” – that will cause the bottom to fall out of the president’s support among white voters. If that happens, he will fall into Mondale country (35%) and lose in a landslide.
Well that does sound troubling for Obama, who is currently up 10 points over Mitt Romney nationally, and a million points in all the important swing states. Time to murder all the white people, Nobama. WITH VOTES.