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What Happened?

Richard193 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:58 PM
It is absolutely incredible that half the United States is so extraordinarily clueless about who they voted for in the guise of Obama, a socialist, communist, racist, one or all of the above. As Lenin infamously said, "we will hang the West and they will sell us the rope." We sold the rope to Obama in '08 and and the noose in '12. When the electorate learns in a democracy (or republic through reps) it can vote its own largess from the public treasury, it signals the end.
Science Avenger Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 4:11 PM
No Richard, what's absolutely incredible is that people who keep getting their backside handed to them in elections insist on assuming their opposition is under some sort of group delusion, despite ample evidence that said group is far more educated and sane than their critics. Your description of Obama, laughable as it is, stands as Exhibit A (ask any actual socialist or racist).
Obama won. Not by a lot, but by more than enough.

In the end it came down to the battleground states, and President Obama won most of them by slim, but decisive, margins.

Florida - Obama +1

Ohio - Obama +2

Virginia - Obama +3

Colorado - Obama +3

New Hampshire - Obama +5

Wisconsin - Obama +5

Iowa - Obama +6

Michigan - Obama +7

Of the nine battleground states, only North Carolina went into Mitt Romney's column and that by 3 percentage points.

As an interested...