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Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

jsalter Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:21 PM
Obama lost by going negative or Romney lost by flipping flopping and lying. I still cant see how he almost got away with the GM/Chrysler debacle.
gungy Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:06 PM
Obama flip flopped every month. It's how he got his exercise. And you will note that now that he won re-election he doesn't give a rat's patootie about the disaster victims in the NE.
ericynot Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:27 PM

What do the following things all have in common? Stem cell research, gun control, cap and trade, abortion, healthcare mandates, global warming, same-sex marriage, and auto industry bailouts?

Answer -- they're all important issues on which Mitt Romney's positions completely reversed over the past ten years.

Who is Mitt Romney? Even today no one knows.
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...