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Old 11-09-2012, 08:57 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Yes -- and because of the electoral vote and a few swing states, the actual number of people who got him elected are far less. If Ohio and another state had gone the other way, it would have been a Romney win.

Math Challenged??


Your last line is Wrong, unless Ca was the other state. 62 electoral above 270 would mean several large swing states were the gap. Not 2.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:43 PM
 
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I'm glad Obama won and I hope he has the political capital to work with both houses of congress to get this mess fixed.

But it really was closer than either the Electoral vote or the popular vote show.
If 235,000 total voters switched from Obama to Romney in Colorado, Ohio, Florida & Virginia, Romney wins.
235,000 votes out of 120 million votes is 4/10 of 1%.
Would we have gotten that 4/10 of 1% if Romney had not shot himself in the foot a dozen times?
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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Can't comment on that as I don't recall the numbers.

[too lazy to look it up right now]
The numbers are in the OP
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Math Challenged??


Your last line is Wrong, unless Ca was the other state. 62 electoral above 270 would mean several large swing states were the gap. Not 2.
They use that Republican Math - you know, that Karl Rove used on election night.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:05 PM
 
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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 landslide using the definition of landslide used by the rightwing before the election. If it was Romney who had gotten those numbers the right would be calling it a landslide. And that's not speculation because actually they already have. Google Romney Landslide Predictions and check out the numbers
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Oh, you are so welcome. I am glad you are enjoying my posts. I know we both are enjoying the Repub meltdown and shock as well. Their denial is just the cherry on top.

Are they priceless or what. Can you imagine their strident tones if Romney won with the numbers Obama did. Do you remember the way they acted when Bust squeaked into office in 2000? And now they want to ditch the electoral college.

They really are freaking and it is a joy to watch. They were and are the crazy party. They are doomed if they don't wake up. I and many like myself were Republicans once. We left the party as the southern crazy christians took over. They need to ditch the South and their religion, then they will get people back.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:17 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Are they priceless or what. Can you imagine their strident tones if Romney won with the numbers Obama did. Do you remember the way they acted when Bust squeaked into office in 2000? And now they want to ditch the electoral college.

They really are freaking and it is a joy to watch. They were and are the crazy party. They are doomed if they don't wake up. I and many like myself were Republicans once. We left the party as the southern crazy christians took over. They need to ditch the South and their religion, then they will get people back.
Their tones are strident now and they lost. So - no - can't imagine what it would be like on this board had Romney won.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I'm glad Obama won and I hope he has the political capital to work with both houses of congress to get this mess fixed.

But it really was closer than either the Electoral vote or the popular vote show.
If 235,000 total voters switched from Obama to Romney in Colorado, Ohio, Florida & Virginia, Romney wins.
235,000 votes out of 120 million votes is 4/10 of 1%.
Would we have gotten that 4/10 of 1% if Romney had not shot himself in the foot a dozen times?
Give it up. The votes didn't switch. Romney lost.

How bout this, switch 7,300 votes in New Hampshire in 2000 and Gore beats Bush. Never hear the right wing talk about that. How close was that election again in 2000 when Bush said he would govern as if he had a mandate? Remember?

Romney lost big, get over it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:26 PM
 
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I've never heard anybody claim that the 2004 race wasn't close. Link/quote?

In this election Obama won the popular vote 50.5 to 48 for Romney. 2.5 percent is close in my book. If someone wins a marathon 2:30 to 2:27, I consider that as close. Run it again next month, and the tables could turn.

Perhaps it's a different narrative in lib-land.
You never saw the red map?
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:33 PM
 
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3 million votes out of the probably 400 million people we have in country now is NOT a landslide.

50% for BO versus 48% voting for Romney is NOT a landslide. It is a virtual TIE.
If Romney had gotten those numbers the right would be calling it a landslide. They already have
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