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Analysis: Four More Years

Henry VIII Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 11:34 AM
IraqVet Wrote: 6 minutes ago (11:25 AM) I don't understand why Clownhallers are upset. You supported a liberal(Romney) -- and you got a liberal(Obama). Why so sad? At least Mitt knows how the economy works, Obama just knows how to read a teleprompter. Moshe, your libertarian fate is no better off than conservatives....the country is gone, and it's not coming back.

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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