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Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

Georgia Boy Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:48 PM
This is terrible, Republicans would NEVER go negative or try to turn out their base!
RepubRob2 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:03 PM
Did you read the article, or just the headline?
Georgia Boy Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 7:12 PM
Yes, I read the article. Did you?
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...