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Republicans, Tired of 'Lesser of Two Evils' Argument, Are Leaving Party

by Joel B. Pollak | Jul 2, 2013 | Breitbart

A new study by the Frontier Lab, a conservative market research group, found that Republican voters who leave the party do so because they are are tired of being told to vote Republican as the "lesser of two evils." The study, "Switching Behavior: Modeling disaffiliation from the Republican brand," is published on the group's website and applies scientific methods of qualitative research to the GOP's most urgent problem.

Unlike the official Republican National Committee (RNC) "autopsy," which was prepared by consultants and political figures using familiar campaign-season methods such as focus groups and polls, the Frontier Lab study applied a specific methodology from market research, Behavioral Event Modeling (BEM), to understand the specific decisions of a sample of 97 Republicans who had chosen to leave the party in recent years.

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I was there at USF rally

At the rally I believed it was Doug Wead ask the crowd at the Ron Paul rally. How many were former Dems I say 80 percent raised there hands. The two young men next to me raised there hands. I asked them if they voted in the primary. They both said no. Ron Paul drew people from all party's. The powers in control couldn't let that happen. They succeeded.

Money talks and dogs bark

The

Democrat party is just as bad as the Republican Party. Imagine if Ron Paul tried running as a Democrat. Corruption would have been worse.

The bad part about the Republican party is we got bullied by OLD MEN!

Only Old Nasty Mean Old Men work for the GOP.

The BIG difference between the GOP and the Democrats is...

that, on domestic issues, Democrats make good on their promises.

"That will be fifty dollars."

"FIFTY DOLLARS! For ALMOST doing something? What are you, a Republican?"

"The Brothers" 2001

The Republican party is fractured because...

All Republicans don't think alike. In fact, there are at least three major philosophical factions.

The Democratic Party is unified because, Dems think exactly alike to an almost eerie extent.

Wrong.

Dems don't think. They follow... the leader.

Establishment republicans aren't far behind.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

That is one of the factions

"Establishment Republicans"

A sample of 97 republicans.....

well that saves us some time evaluating their methodology.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

bigmikedude's picture

This comment says it best (replying to another commenter) but

it probably applies to 99% of those disgruntled republicans that claim to have "left" the party:

"Yet you still pulled the lever for Romney, didn't you?"

robot999's picture

Exactly

I proudly wrote in Ron Paul, thank you very much!

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

I Also Wrote in Ron Paul

I also wrote in Ron Paul's name on election day. I believe that Romney had been chosen for plan "B" as a back up in case their selected one, Obama, somehow became unelectable. Romney was, in essence, Obama's Vice President. Romney was just another puppet eager to go along with the agenda. Obama was preferred because he is untouchable and able to get away with more. There was no way I could have voted for anyone other than Ron Paul. To thine own self be true.

Edgar Morgan

There was nobody else to even vote for.

Therefore, I proudly wrote in Ron Paul too :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

I really

would have loved to have wrote Ron Paul in, but I wanted my vote to be seen. I wanted the GOP to be pissed that some one else got the votes.

Gary Johnson I plugged in... And I don't regret it one bit.

But still a HUGE RP guy and would have rather voted for him.