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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

jamak Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:25 PM
Wasn't this Benson guy one of those who foisted loser Romney on us?
Ronald484 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:54 PM
No, I think that was all those who voted for him in the primaries over the other candidates.
Keep the change Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:42 PM
yes, and I warned that if he lost the party would have to split. It needs to.

Newt would have lost, but discrediting the crazy communistic spending and hammering on some key issues would have left us in better position.

Mitt was a good guy that would not boast of his accomplishments and bloody 0blamers nose

Broad trends and the national political undertow can't be adequately captured in any single statistic -- but if Mitt Romney had managed to push the electorate in a handful of states a few clicks in his direction, he'd be the president-elect, rather than an also-ran.  Via Jim Geragthy:

Florida: 73,858

Ohio: 103,481

Virginia: 115,910

Colorado: 113,099

Those four states, with a collective margin of, 406,348 for Obama, add up to 69 electoral votes. Had Romney won 407,000 or so additional votes in the right proportion in those states, he would have 275...