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Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

vkarthik Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 8:46 AM
Majority of the welfare states are red states. facepalm.
tuttletacoma Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 8:49 AM
you mean places like California, Illinois, Pa, Maryland etc includiong all those big cities under the control of marxist mayors

where there are millions of parasites living on the public teat
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...