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Analysis: Four More Years

Brent150 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 5:56 PM
What would the results look like if everyone's votes were weighted to the amount of taxes they paid? Romney might have won just by voting for himself. Obama probably would have had a negative vote total.
TX Gal Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 9:19 PM
Well, y'all have about four years to figure out how to disenfranchise as many voters as possible. Work on it, okay?
RVN70USMC Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 6:07 PM
...or, if they excluded anyone who was on welfare and NOT paying income taxes...you know, the freeloaders, moochers and other career parasites on society.

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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