facts Obama had fewer votes Romney had fewer votes than McCain conclusions a. a billion dollars of negative ads must be responded to. b. more than a few million evangelicals did not vote for a mormon c. a few more million would not vote for an establishment non tea party endorsed republican. d. ron pauls liberatarian group is a group which must be considered... just like latinos. e. If the republicans agree to raise taxes but do not get a budget balanced in the next year...not in 10 year projected b.s. budget.. they will lose millions of more votes from their base.