In response to:

Analysis: Four More Years

BamaPaleocon91 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:55 PM
Ron Paul would have won Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, and Florida.
Elizabeth420 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:59 PM
BamaPaleocon: Yeah, right. The same way Gary Johnson siphoned off votes, right? We don't have
a viable 3rd Party option in this country as of this time. Perhaps we should explore that--only with a
candidate who can present some common sense ideals & principles, minus all the loony tune con-
spiracies & idiocies.

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...

Related Tags: Mitt Romney Barack Obama