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What Happened?

sdoonan Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:58 AM
I agree. The GOP is painting itself into an exclusionist corner with some policies and dogma that it cannot successfully defend, and is actively disenfranchising much of its own moderate-conservative and socially libertarian middle ground, which is then by default ceded to the Democrats.
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...