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Analysis: Four More Years

Henry VIII Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 3:41 PM
Robin311 Wrote: 1 minute ago (3:35 PM) Actually, Henry, I saw an article the other day stating the opinion of a well-respect psychologist who stated we may have millions upon millions of Americans who end up suffering from "post-election" stress. LOL, Wonder if that can be claimed as a cause for disability??? If you had asked my husband last night right about the time they called Ohio, he would agree that election stress was a permanent was a rough evening LOL

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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