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Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

hpettyjohn Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 10:14 AM
I expect that Mr. Barone is right. He can't cover every little detail to please every reader but going negative is a good start. If you have ever had a discussion with a Democrat you instantly find that it is different than talking to a Republican. Some prefer talking to one or the other. I find Negative overpowering with a Democrat, Obama constantly campaigns feeding negative thoughts to his listeners. To a Democrat who thinks negative, positive thinking is abrasive.
traitorbill Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 10:33 AM
Democrats represent the urgency of appetite. Republicans, the urgency of wisdom. In this, the most selfish generation, the appetite wins every time. Sad how fast we have descended from the greatest generation to the selfish generation. Kenned told us not to ask what the nation can do for us, but what we could do for the nation. Today's democrats just tell us that the nation will make us all julias.
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...