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Dems Have Edge, but Presidency Still in Play

putupjob Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:39 AM
I've been very down on the results. There's reason to not be so pessimistic. Take a look at the 2008/2012 comparison at It shows omugabe lost ground in all but 5 states from 2008. The map was "much redder" this time. In other words, he edged romney out. omugabe is trying to be FDR II. FDR won re-election in 1936 by 60.8% of the vote. omugabe used big data analysis to win by whiskers. This tide can still turn.
DagNabbit Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 11:13 AM

If you believe, as I do, that the state of the economy is a lingering legacy of George W Bush's incompetence, and that Obama slowed the downturn and that our current slow rate of recovery is the more healthy approach, then it's LOGICAL that Obama would lose some support. Most people don't know enough about economics and the screwing we took under Reaganomics. This means that Obama's reelection is even MORE profound and telling. If the economy continues to improve over the next four years, Hillary's landslide in 2016 will be of epic proportions.
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...