Posted 8 years ago on Sept. 29, 2012, 10:11 p.m. EST by Underdog
from Clermont, FL
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This Wikipedia article was an eye-opener. Personally, I had mistakenly thought that Libs and Cons were more or less evenly divided in the USA. Not so. Conservatives make up the largest percentage at about 42% (in 2010), moderates at 35%, and liberals only comprising about 20% of the general population. In general, the article indicates that the (R)s are primarily composed of Conservatives (surprise), and (D)s composed of Liberals and some Moderates (there are also some Moderates in the R party as well as they tend to be Independents and will vote either way).
This presents some challenges for OWS. Since the majority of Conservatives are lovers of the status quo and will resist most of what Occupy stands for and is trying to accomplish, the target focus for increased OWS participation should be a concerted effort on the Moderate Independent demographic.
The large Conservative demographic is also cause for concern in that no one should write Romney off as "done for" by a long shot, despite whatever the MSM may be indicating from a polling standpoint. I know it looks like Obama has a lock on it as of this point in time, but a strong performance by Romney in the debates could influence enough Moderate Independents to bring the race to a very close finish (and the R voter suppression effort certainly won't help).
What I'm saying here is that I'm quite fearful that there are "quiet Conservatives" that will vote Romney in November and blow all of the current polling out of the water. Given the demographics, I now consider that a real and present danger, especially if Willard does get his act together the last few weeks before election day (and, of course, there will be a ton of PAC-backed Ads run in the swing states the closer the election day comes, and we all know the sheeple are highly influenced by these ads).
This is no time for liberals to rest on their laurels and declare Obama a certainty for re-election. I strongly urge every Occupy forum contributor to study the link I provided and become familiar with the demographics. We need to know what we are up against, and it isn't pretty.