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Analysis: Four More Years

IloveTHmoderators Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 2:21 PM
Peyta, Dot and the other socialists. Honestly, tell us why America can work socialism/communism better than the Soviets, the Chinese, the Koreans, the Africans, the Cubans, the Brits, the Canadiens and any of the various other peoples who have tried it? Is this the ONE area where you have pride in being American? Because you think WE CAN DO IT - WE'RE AMURKINS!!!

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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