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Old 11-09-2012, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The popular vote showed it was close.

But it was the right 59 million people, living in the right place that got him re-elected.
30% of eligible voters decided our fate for the next 4 years.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Are Ohio and Florida the right or wrong places?
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Are Ohio and Florida the right or wrong places?
I meant that with regards to electoral votes.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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Yeah, it was close. Real close.

Never mind the fact that:
1) Romney/Ryan lost their native states (MI and WI) and states they held offices in (MA).
2) 3 million vote difference in the popular vote
3) Obama took all toss up states except North Carolina
4) 4 states legalized gay marriage
5) Elizabeth Warren beat out Scott Brown
6) Elected an openly gay senator
7) The rape republican politicians got kicked to the curb
8) Obama got re-elected despite having so much hardship and criticism from the right from the start.

Oh and did I mention COMMIE, SOCIALIST, BABY KILLING, GAY LOVING, MARXIST, FASCIST, MUSLIM BLACK GUY GOT RE-ELECTED AGAIN???

Just in case you did not know. You can thank me later.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Close-that is delusional. 20 states have been blue 6 straight times, they own 243 electoral votes. Add the repeat blue Nevada, Virginia, and New Mexico, and future Repubs if they fail to do a 43 and widen the tent (Latinos), would have to run the table to squeak by.

That is a stupid game plan, and a guaranteed losing strategy.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: The Brat Stop
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it was close. It was practically an even split, i think.

[if the vote was one week earlier or later it could easily have been romney's]
rofl!:d:d:d
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:38 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Yeah, it was close. Real close.

Never mind the fact that:
1) Romney/Ryan lost their native states (MI and WI) and states they held offices in (MA).
2) 3 million vote difference in the popular vote
3) Obama took all toss up states except North Carolina
4) 4 states legalized gay marriage
5) Elizabeth Warren beat out Scott Brown
6) Elected an openly gay senator
7) The rape republican politicians got kicked to the curb
8) Obama got re-elected despite having so much hardship and criticism from the right from the start.

Oh and did I mention COMMIE, SOCIALIST, BABY KILLING, GAY LOVING, MARXIST, FASCIST, MUSLIM BLACK GUY GOT RE-ELECTED AGAIN???

Just in case you did not know. You can thank me later.
Oh, I so enjoyed reading this post. Thank you.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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The popular vote was close. The electoral was a ass whipping. Which number do you put more weight to?

The electoral college was not an ass whipping. If you want to see what a real electoral college ass whipping looks like I suggest you go back and look at the 1984 election between Reagan and Mondale.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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The electoral college was not an ass whipping. If you want to see what a real electoral college ass whipping looks like I suggest you go back and look at the 1984 election between Reagan and Mondale.
So we're going back to the Reagan and Mondale days, huh?

It was an ass-whipping no matter what decade you are in.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: NJ
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The electoral college was not an ass whipping. If you want to see what a real electoral college ass whipping looks like I suggest you go back and look at the 1984 election between Reagan and Mondale.
It was a GIANT loss. 332/538 = 61.7-38.3%.
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