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Dems Have Edge, but Presidency Still in Play

Ray133 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:04 PM
Ethanol is not needed or helpful as was hoped. Since Obama has left such mandates in place, do we still have to think of them as "Republic-Marxian"? And if they were instituted while Bush was president, are we sure that he was responsible for what Congress did? I think not. Nor do I think that true Republicans voted for it at any time. But that's just my prejudice. Since I see no merit in the program, I want to say that it's entirely the fault of Democrats.
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...