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Analysis: Four More Years

Annie-Esq Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:08 PM
The Dems won the election. But America, the last bastion of freedom, lost. The founding fathers are crying.
Henry VIII Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:09 PM
DotWins Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:14 PM
So nuts. Their system still works 200 years later and they'd be crying? No, they'd be amazed.
Elizabeth420 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:17 PM
Henry VIII: Were those fine men & women alive today, they would be the first ones on
the line demanding that we either take our govt back or abandon this experiment of a
Representative Republic & abandon the hopeless task of trying to educate the useful
idiots that there is NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH.

A few stray thoughts and observations in the aftermath of the 2012 election -- on substance, process, and tactics:

(1) The polls were broadly right, both at the state and national levels -- a dichotomy that I believed to be unlikely in the extreme as recently as yesterday morning.  The electorate ended up being D+6, nearly on par with 2008, and six points better than the 2010 midterms.  I was wrong about this, as were a good number of other observers.  The 2012 party ID figures from Gallup and Rasmussen upon which my assumptions were based were...

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