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Obama's Numbers Went Down, but Romney Never Inspired Voters to Vote

bigdawgworking Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 8:25 AM
"...suggests a course of caution and wariness for the re-elected president and his party." ??? I would expect Obama and crowd to double down. Who will object? The left stream media? The Republicans? The left stream media hung New Orleans on Bush -- even though anyone with half a brain could see that the problems were caused by local corruption and incompetence. The left stream media will make sure that Obama gets a pass. Look no further than people eating out of dumpsters after Sandy ... and near complete silence from the left stream media.
In combing through the results of the 2012 election -- apparently finally complete, nearly two months after the fact -- I continue to find many similarities between 2012 and 2004, and one enormous difference.

Both of the elections involved incumbent presidents with approval ratings hovering around or just under 50 percent facing challengers who were rich men from Massachusetts (though one made his money and the other married it).

In both cases, the challenger and his campaign seemed confident he was going to win -- and had reasonable grounds to believe so.

In both elections, the incumbent started running a barrage...