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Dems Have Edge, but Presidency Still in Play

pga301 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 11:39 AM
All this analysis doesn't look at issues. It doesn't look at Obama machine which has been formulated since 2008 to win swing states. The democrats start over building a new messiah and after 8 years of Obama I think he will have Bush's popularity or I think worse. At the midway mark of 2004 Bush was still in an afterglow of handling 9/11. Obama rode the first black presidency to get a pass on failure. Why would the public eelct another Democrat in his wake? To prove what? To help Obama's legacy how? It will be close but losing 3% of the vote is very possible after 8 years of failure. Some new democrat (Hilliary) isn't going to have an easy time of "Do you want more of this?"
A funny thing happened as I was looking at the political map of this year's presidential election: It began to look like the map of the presidential election of 2004.

I'm not talking about the superficial similarity, the fact that in both elections an incumbent president beat a challenger from Massachusetts by a 51 to 48 percent popular vote margin.

I'm talking about the fact that the large majority of states voted just a little bit more Democratic in 2012 than they did in 2004.

Enough to give 2012 nominee Barack Obama 332 electoral votes, far more than 2004 nominee John...