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Dems Have Edge, but Presidency Still in Play

Rick 2811 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:29 AM
You prove, it seems, the most important part of an election is the candidate, not necessarily the philosophy of the party being all that liberal or conservative. And then perhaps the most important aspect of any and all elections is "characterization of that candidate" by assassination, lies and distortions. Who ever does that best...wins !! Kerry: war record and flipping...Romney, rich, out of touch...not caring.
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...