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What Happened?

layopinions Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:12 PM
George W. Bush was NOT a fiscal conservative. Yeah, he lowered taxes twice which, by the way, did their job of preventing a deeper recession that the burst dot-com bubble and 9/11 would have wrought. But that's the end of W's list of fiscally conservative policies. Obama doesn't want to go back to "the policies that got us here," but he has more than doubled down on them. After the misguided TARP came the crony-payoff stimulus bill. After the medicare expansion came Obamacare. After deficits in the hundreds of billions came deficits in the TRILLIONS. Then add on QE1, QE2 and now QE4-ever. I'd rather have a flip-flopper that does the right thing half of the time than Obama who does the wrong thing all of the time.
Obama won. Not by a lot, but by more than enough.

In the end it came down to the battleground states, and President Obama won most of them by slim, but decisive, margins.

Florida - Obama +1

Ohio - Obama +2

Virginia - Obama +3

Colorado - Obama +3

New Hampshire - Obama +5

Wisconsin - Obama +5

Iowa - Obama +6

Michigan - Obama +7

Of the nine battleground states, only North Carolina went into Mitt Romney's column and that by 3 percentage points.

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