WMAL reported this morning that GOP consultant Boyd Marcus was blaming Mitt Romney, the RNC, RPV, conservatives in the VA General Assembly and everyone else but himself for George Allen’s loss in the Senate race last week.
Let’s burst Boyd’s bubble, shall we? From the State Board of Elections —
Romney – 1,822,466 – 47.28%
Obama – 1,971,777 – 51.16%
Allen – 1,785,487 – 46.96%
Kaine – 2,010,023 – 52.87%
So, if Romney dragged Allen down, how did Romney get 36,979 / 0.32% more votes than Allen did? In fact, Kaine outperformed Obama both in the raw vote total and in percentage: 38,246 / 1.71%. When you compare the total number of Democrat and Republican votes cast in each race, there were actually 1,267 MORE votes in the Senate race than there were for president. The answer here is simple — Marcus ran an outdated campaign that did a disservice to George Allen and now he is seeking to escape the blame.