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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

RhondaPaul Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:03 PM
GW BUSH: "I'm gonna appoint only strict constructionists to the SCOTUS." Like John "I'll Make The Case For Obamacare" Roberts!
D G Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:46 PM
He needed more GOP senators to do that.
Smitty41inPB Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:10 PM
why don't you all actually attempt to move ur point of view and movement forward rather than yelling from the sidelines. Given the changes in states such as WA, CO, MD, ME, MA, MN why not persue a path of taking their social perspectives and marry them with the free enterprise and markets foundations of your message tying the 2 with the liberty champions theme and push for state/fed legislatures and govenor elections and expand this way nationally, instead of taking a no win position and lambast the only players.
Henry VIII Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:07 PM
Look what Teddy did to Robert Bork, and he almost accomplished with that Anita Hill canard....Dem's are nasty a-s-s-e people.

Broad trends and the national political undertow can't be adequately captured in any single statistic -- but if Mitt Romney had managed to push the electorate in a handful of states a few clicks in his direction, he'd be the president-elect, rather than an also-ran.  Via Jim Geragthy:

Florida: 73,858

Ohio: 103,481

Virginia: 115,910

Colorado: 113,099

Those four states, with a collective margin of, 406,348 for Obama, add up to 69 electoral votes. Had Romney won 407,000 or so additional votes in the right proportion in those states, he would have 275...