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Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

don2496 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:21 PM
This is the formula Democrats have been using in Cali for years...and it works. California is suffering from the fruits of 25 years of Dem majorities in the state Legislature, but a Republican couldn't get elected if...I got nothing... We have lost the messaging war and things won't change unless we can turn that around.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:03 PM
I think the country may be gone, as Ron Paul said. Business owners fear speaking out, because of threats like they got from the politicians in Chicago (to deny permits to open stores). Crony crapitalists support more government (thanks to government force from where they make their profits) Universities are filled with liberals who hate corporations. And so is the lame stream media.

Perhaps conservatives will learn that giving government control of commerce is a sure way to the decline, if not loss, of the nation. And that control comes from "regulations" and legislation over something in which government should not be involved. Because government then picks the winners and losers. Welcome to politicians making your daily choices.
Lukewarm. That's the feeling I get from the election numbers.

Turnout was apparently down, at least as a percentage of eligible voters. The president was re-elected by a reduced margin. The challenger didn't inspire the turnout surge he needed.

Every re-elected president since Andrew Jackson has won with an increased popular vote percentage. Barack Obama didn't. He won 53 percent to 46 percent in 2008. His numbers as I write are 50 percent to 48 percent over Mitt Romney. That could go up to 51 percent to 48 percent when California finishes its count, which took five weeks in 2008.

Obama owes most...