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Philadelphia Came out in Astronomical Numbers for Obama

snookems Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 8:29 PM
Republicans are now saying "But this is nowhere near the enthusiasm and support that Obama got in 2008." But I believe it is much more significant that he has won now. People are no longer starry eyed. They no longer believe in miracles. They know times are hard, the country has many challenges, issues are complex and difficult, there is no one shining path. NEVERTHELESS they supported the man who has slogged through the trenches, who has tried his very best, who is a man of compassion and character. I truly think this vote reflects great courage and resolve on the part of the American people.
Petrus64 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 8:33 PM
They got free phones and food stamps. And were convinced Romney was evil.

Stop pretending it was anything more. If it were, Obama wouldn't have lost so much support. His only hope that did in fact work, was to spend 75% of the money painting Romney so evil that no one would come vote for him.

Sheeple are easily convinced. Especially when almost all of the media helps.
Petrus64 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 8:34 PM
btw, he got a lousy 29% of the eligible people to vote for him. Sadly, 44% were convinced not to bother.

In Philadelphia President Obama won the city with 85% of the vote, but in 13 precincts he won 99% or more. This vote is mostly due to the large African American populations in these wards. Obama carried these same ones in 2008.

Even though many voters were not as enthusiastic to vote this year, these wards in Philadelphia managed to be just as excited to vote for Obama.

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