Limbaugh, Instapundit Discussing Byron York's Version Of The Sailer Strategy
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A reader reports that Rush Limbaugh was discussing Byron York's version of the Sailer Strategy:

Near the end of the show. He's going through the different possibilities using the NY Times calculator. What if Romney got the high water mark — he would have lost. What if he had made history and attracted 50% - he still would have lost. What if he had done something truly astonishing for a Republican, win 60% - he would have lost. So let's give Romney the Obama percentage, 70%, surely he would have won. No he would have lost. He would have won the popular vote but lost in the electoral college.

"This tells me that the Hispanic vote is not the problem, and I've never thought it was the problem."

If the whites had shown up in 2012 as they did in 2008, Romney would have won. The difference was that a lot of white voters stayed home.

"They (non-voting whites) didn't think the Republican Party was conservative enough.... The Republican Party was going after everybody but them."

Time elapsed between November 28, 2000 to May 2, 2013: 12 years, 5 months, 4 days. Advantage:!

Disadvantage (obviously) the Republican Party, which didn't listen.

Byron York is also getting an Instalanche, which in a way is bigger on the Internet than Limbaugh's 20 million listeners:

THEIR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN 2012 WAS THE WHITE PEOPLE WHO STAYED HOME: Byron York: Winning Hispanic vote would not be enough for GOP.

However, while Byron York may be respectable enough to be linked by Instapundit or read aloud on Rush Limbaugh, his piece doesn't have any links in it. I had to find the link for the Nate Silver calculator myself.

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