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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:59 PM
IloveTHmoderators Wrote: (2:53 PM) Hey Eileen - according to conservative "logic" a vote for a loser is a wasted vote. I wasted my vote on Romney. Since the Repubs will never win the WH again //////////// Look how ignorant of History speedi (the above poster) is,,,, There have been 5 times in US history that a party has held the Presidency for 4 years and lost (once in last 75 years). Because Dems did not lose again after 4 years he thinks they will win forever. Since Term limits came into effect there was ONE time where a party kept the presidency for more then 8 years, and that was after the very popular Reagan Presidency The Dems do not have the Presidency forever and after four more years of disaster we will win again
Eileen for Freedom/Liberty Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 10:27 PM
Liar...you didn't vote for Romney...you are nothing more than an ignorant, uninformed Democratzi 'loon' and your words display who you are!
IloveTHmoderators Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:04 PM
Hey Tinsldr - I wasted my vote on Romney. I didn't waste it on McCain. I felt better about my vote in 2008.

You keep voting for Repubs like a good Loyalist though. See if they ever win the WH again.

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:11 PM
They will, and I will vote for the best person running

In 2008 that was McCain in theGeneral

in 2012 it was Romney

in 2000 and 2004 it was Bush

in 96 it was Dole

in 92 I voted Libertarian (hey we all make mistakes)

In 88 I voted Bush

in 84, my best vote ever , Ronald Reagan

Born 1963 so no other Presidential votes.

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...