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Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

SMyles Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:21 AM
Funny. What politician doesn't go negative? "A generation that likes to create its own world is not in sync with policies that treat them as tiny cogs in giant machines." The RNC apparently could care less as evidenced by the way they trashed Paul supporters. Mike maybe you should be looking at why team Romney lost instead of why Obama won. The RNC cut their own wrists by treating Paul and his supporters like crapp. Let's see how the GOP improves by chasing the hispanic vote. Fat chance.
Corlyss Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:25 AM
LOL Yeah. Dispatching that old man who was only running to keep the family name in the news for his son's sake. Gosh. Haven't seen anything quite so gratifying as knocking out Paul and Santorum, escapees from the crack-pot underground where they both belong.
SMyles Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 5:16 AM
As if the two have anything in common. Gratified Paul was knocked out of the race? It turned out swell didn't it?
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.

Obama owes most...