I am wondering why you post something that starts off with romanian name day holidays and end it with American politics.
If 3 million republicans sat out, as you say, which I interpret as you hinting that 3 million so called republican voters(who would have cast their votes for Mitt Romney), then I think you live in a bubble.
I do not want to get involved in a debate over politics here. I am a registered Independent. I believe America should get rid of all political parties and those people elected or who run for public service, are supposed to work for the "people", not what is in their own interests. I know that which I just wrote might anger many here, based upon political preferences, so be it. They should dismantle both parties and politicians should run not for what is best for their associates and party lines, but what is best for all the people.
I believe America voted for the lesser of two evils. If you want to tag someone as hot air, then look no further than the politician who lost. Get your head out of the bubble, but you won't listen anyway. Too entrenched are we?
I watched Rudy Guiliani, who I like very much lie through his teeth so a Republican can be more appealling to voters, while he was in the upper Midwest. He said the current administration, is too busy running around sending their message to the people, instead of giving a damn about the natural disaster that occured and is still continuing now, and not keeping abreast of the situation and sending help to those in need. That was an outright lie, something I watched "republicans" do more than democrats during this campaign season.
1) He was being "partisan" to the point where he feels it necessary to lie about the truth to help a fellow politician. Trying to place guilt or in a bad attempt to make someone look bad at all costs, and doing it poorly by trying to get the democratic President to stop campaigning so as to distract him from winning the election by leaving it and running to the disaster area.
2)A conservative elected official later that day from Staten Island, James Molinaro, spoke on tv and in an interview proving what Guiliani said on another interview was a lie, the very same day,by stating that the current administration and the current President, spoke that same day and was in direct contact with officials in the disaster zone. Now either they all are lying or people just say anything they need to say to promote their own agendas with falsehoods and outright lies. One says that the President didn't care while another said they spoke directly that very day. Funny it was 2 Republicans who thanked the democrat for all their help, while others just outright lie at any cost. It's disgusting and that is why Mitt Romney lost.
Now do not get me wrong, most politicians, will say and do anything to make you feel better, kind of like cam models at their jobs too.
It is time to stop being so partisan, and work together for all the people, not just the rich or the poor. The electorate made their decision, stop pointing fingers at the other side, it is all their faults.
We as a nation better get our acts together or no one will be able to fix what lays ahead.