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Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

Peter906 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 8:18 PM
I notice no Republicans on this list have responded to your facts.
forrestg Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 10:36 PM
The Stock Market tanked in 07-08. Printing lots of money over 3 years has done nothing to
alter the overvalued status of the financial markets that existed even before the housing crash.
Anyone who thinks the current DIAJ value reflects reality has two quarters in their pocket that is actually one bit.
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...