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Topic: Romney Wasn't Conservative Enough -- Statistically Feasible?
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Greeno

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Re: Romney Wasn't Conservative Enough -- Statistically Feasible?
Posted: Nov 8, 2012 2:09 PM
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Then, there are those who argue that many who appeared to be voting "for
Obama" actually were voting against the Tea Party.

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From: "John" <zgraf@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 11:20 AM
To: <mathedcc@mathforum.org>
Subject: Romney Wasn't Conservative Enough -- Statistically Feasible?

> Not really sure if this is the correct forum for this, but here goes:
>
> After the presidential election, a number of pundits are saying that gov.
> Romney lost because >> he wasn't conservative enough <<.
>
> Thinking about this mathematically, I've drawn a simple number line of
> political affiliation below.
> The spectrum extends from 100% liberal (-1) on the left to 100%
> conservative (+1) on the right.
>
>
> In order to appeal to the MAXIMUM number of voters, isn't it clear that a
> candidate should position
> himself/herself EXACTLY IN THE CENTER (i.e., at the "0" point along the
> number line)?
>
> How can one's moving further to the right (away from "0" and closer to
> "+1") possibly have the effect
> of attracting more voters?
>
>
> -1........................0........................+1
> |----------------------|----------------------|
> 100% Liberal Moderate 100% Conservative
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