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Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

howardhill Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:12 PM
Two words Mr Barone, Moderate and mormon . Moderate candidates fail , His mormon background repressed evangelicals not much but just enough.
TunTavern Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 8:56 PM
If being a moderate and a Mormon was a problem one has to wonder why the right wing Christian Tea Party Senators got their butts kicked as well.
Allen West, Akin, Mourduck... and even Michelle Bachman barely held her seat.
howardhill Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 9:35 PM
Ah but more moderates lost Brown, Thompson, Wilson , McMahon . Allen West has not lost yet ,Akin and Mourduck were not supported by their party after relatively innocuous ,mis statements
June56 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:32 PM
I agrre wholeheartedly. I believe the Mormon issue was the biggest and the evangelicals and so called Christians should be ashamed.
RedRum Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 5:03 PM
Shame on any evangelical that would not vote for a Mormon, which in turn allowed a someone who is a phoney Christian-of-convenience (which apparently wasn't even necessar this time around) to win. How does that serve their interests? This country is doomed when ghetto trash are the determining factor in our presidential elections.
howardhill Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 9:39 PM
Nothing to be ashamed of, They refused to set aside their beliefs for political expediency by voting for a ,as they see it a cult member . They should be admired for not setting aside their values .
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...