Early predictions about the projected losers of Election Day 2012 were confidently being made at the dawn of November 6th even before American voting facilities were officially opened. The projections are grounded in the belief that a record-breaking amount of political advertising money spent in the final months before today's election in key battleground states by all Republican and Democratic candidates sufficiently distracted battle ground state voters from basic party political platforms, which makes outcomes predictable.
The success of the distraction tactics of campaign strategists, it has been concluded, allows projected losers to be easily identified. And those losers at the end of this Election Day, November 6, 2012 are predicted to be...
The democratic process lost when overemphasis on ten swing states convinced voters in 40 other states that their ballots don't really matter. Both political parties lost when derisive sensational political advertising widened the chasm of political polarity and extremism. Thoughtfully prepared voters lost when campaign personalities took precedence over platforms and unduly influenced voters who lack relevant information.
And every American consumer lost when the shopping dollars they carefully spent in a volatile economic climate over the past two years were used by retail corporations to fund all of the above.