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Did Obama Benefit from Competent GOP Governors' Policies on Election Day?

truthandlogic Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:38 PM
Obama immensely benefited from the GOP takeover of the House. The Republicans blocked Obama's second attempt of economic malpractice. Obama's "jobs program" would have been another dose of socialist trickle down that would have detailed the economic recovery just as it did in 2009.

Here's something I've been trying to figure out since Obama's re-election on Tuesday, and which I included in my column in Townhall Magazine's December issue (so consider this a sneak peek!): Everyone kept saying the economy was the main issue; and the exit polls agreed. How did residents of swing states feel comfortable enough economically to think four more years of the same would help?

Of the “toss up” states in this election, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nevada and Florida all elected GOP governors post-2008, and several have GOP senators. In fact, only two toss-up states in 2012 had...