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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

Ken2896 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:09 PM
Liberals own the entertainment/news media industrial complex and academia. Conservatives own Fox News, AM talk radio and maybe Southern Methodist U. Until that changes, our path to socialism and tyranny will stay it's course. You can't win the battle for the culture if you don't control the vehicles that indocrinate and deliver the message. If you don't control the message, you lose the culture to those that do. And when you lose the culture you lose the politics.
nodeamass Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:11 PM
How many times has Noam Chomsky been on any TV vs Anne Coulter? Your assertion is pure rubbish!
TaxFree1031 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:11 PM
It was much worse until the internet and cable tv came to being. If both the message and the messenger are solid, then conservatives will win again.
mary anne24 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:10 PM
I agree. The republicans up to this pint allowed this to happen. The repubs are just as bad.

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...