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Did Obama Benefit from Competent GOP Governors' Policies on Election Day?

Networker Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:26 AM
It's called schadenfreude. We wouldn't be this gleeful, but your side was so full of misguided arrogance and hatred, so confident that you were going to win, despite what the pools and Marh said. Amazingly, it seems Mitt Romney was living in the same alternate reality as you guys. I for one am glad that we don't have a president that didn't have a grasp on reality and only listen to yes men telling him he was winning.

Here's something I've been trying to figure out since Obama's re-election on Tuesday, and which I included in my column in Townhall Magazine's December issue (so consider this a sneak peek!): Everyone kept saying the economy was the main issue; and the exit polls agreed. How did residents of swing states feel comfortable enough economically to think four more years of the same would help?

Of the “toss up” states in this election, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nevada and Florida all elected GOP governors post-2008, and several have GOP senators. In fact, only two toss-up states in 2012 had...