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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

Sonny13 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:13 PM
This is what you get when the plantation slaves vote for Santa Claus. Obama's plantation pig slop swamp must seem wonderful to these people. I'm pretty sure these people haven't a clue what is really happening in this country, as far as the world at large, it doesn't exist.
lois01 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:16 PM
Looks like you have your talking points from Fox and Rushbo down pat!! Worked out so well for you during the last election cycle - why not continue?

Broad trends and the national political undertow can't be adequately captured in any single statistic -- but if Mitt Romney had managed to push the electorate in a handful of states a few clicks in his direction, he'd be the president-elect, rather than an also-ran.  Via Jim Geragthy:

Florida: 73,858

Ohio: 103,481

Virginia: 115,910

Colorado: 113,099

Those four states, with a collective margin of, 406,348 for Obama, add up to 69 electoral votes. Had Romney won 407,000 or so additional votes in the right proportion in those states, he would have 275...