We keep hearing remarks about all those Republicans who didn't vote in the 2012 Presidential election. There are those of us who believe Romney should have gotten more votes than he did, but there's something wrong with the theory that many Republicans stayed home on election day.
Obama is the one who got fewer votes in 2012 (65,600,425) than in 2008 (69,456,897). That was enough to get him elected both times, and Americans have certainly paid the price for that. But don't blame Republicans for that.