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Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

TunTavern Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:44 PM
There's no doubt that the GOP should have won. The only thing that prevented them from doing so is that it is not 1954. Had that little factor not reared its head, the GOP would've kicked butt. So don't blame Mitt or Obama--blame TIME! And time has always had a liberal bias. Notice how often it moves "forward", which just happened to be Obama's campaign slogan?
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.

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