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Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

Robert 206 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 5:59 AM
A minority of Hispanic voters swung this election to Barack Obama. Our future is clouded with thunderstorms gathering. As Rush Limbaugh points out the minorities want "stuff." In past elections most Americans just wanted their freedoms and a fair government. We used to be one nation with one language--English. Birthrates are the deciding factor in the world today. Do not ask for whom the bell tolls. It is tolling for thee and me! We have become Venezuela!
renny4 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 6:18 AM
Hispanics have voted higher % for Reps. in local elections. We have to find ways to up those numbers by appealing to family values, hopes for the future, and not pandering with "stuff" that is bankrupting us.
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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