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Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

renny4 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 6:23 AM
50+ is not a landslide. And when you figure a couple cities (Phila., Cleveland) won the election, the "landslide" was really a machine engineered joke, except the joke is on the entire nation that will suffer for the result. And considering you as a serious and not trolling idjit--what do you think a zero election will get the US? Prosperity? No. You cannot bankrupt yourself into prosperity? No. More jobs? No. More sources of energy? No. Greater leadership in the world? No. More security? No. So what positive objectives will the left deliver?: Punishing the wealthy who worked for their success is not a national policy.
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.

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