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Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

truthandlogic Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:43 PM
Reagan won against a severely politically wounded President in a much Whiter America. Is it just a coincidence that Kennedy, Clinton, and Obama are a combined 5 - 0 in Presidential contests and almost undefeated in Presidential debates. The high stakes salesmanship of Presidential contests will usually require a great deal of sustained energy, aggression, and very strong rhetorical skill. These are far better served by youth than old age. I'd like to see Cruz or Rubio against that tired looking Hilary Clinton.
Lukewarm. That's the feeling I get from the election numbers.

Turnout was apparently down, at least as a percentage of eligible voters. The president was re-elected by a reduced margin. The challenger didn't inspire the turnout surge he needed.

Every re-elected president since Andrew Jackson has won with an increased popular vote percentage. Barack Obama didn't. He won 53 percent to 46 percent in 2008. His numbers as I write are 50 percent to 48 percent over Mitt Romney. That could go up to 51 percent to 48 percent when California finishes its count, which took five weeks in 2008.

Obama owes most...