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Don't Blame Romney

Steve1201 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 11:11 PM
Going back further, the last president before Hoover to lose re-election without a 3rd party candidate in the race was Benjamin Harrison 40 years earlier in 1892. He lost to Grover Cleveland who had been president 4 years before that. Then you have to go all the way back to Martin Van Buren in 1840. So there have been 3 presidents in the last 172 years.

We spent billions of dollars and billions of words on an election to switch from President Obama, a Democratic Senate and a Republican House to President Obama, a Democratic Senate and a Republican House.

Every election predictor was wrong, except one: Incumbents usually win.

Republicans have taken out a sitting president only once in the last century, and that was in 1980 when Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter. Sadly, Reagan's record remains secure.

The Democrats ran up against the incumbency problem in 2004. The landslide election for Democrats in 2006 suggests that Americans were not thrilled with...

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