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Old 11-12-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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All This Over 407,000 Votes? - Ricochet.com

"Obviously there's plenty of soul-searching and blame-giving to go through, but as we hear what the liberal media think about what the right needs to do to improve (how generous of them -- really), could we keep these figures in mind?"

Margin of victory:
Florida: 73,858
Ohio: 103,481
Virginia: 115,910
Colorado: 113,099

Those four states, with a collective margin of, 406,348 for Obama, add up to 69 electoral votes. Had Romney won 407,000 or so additional votes in the right proportion in those states, he would have 275 electoral votes.
And yet he didn't. He lost against a weak candidate with a bad economy.

You guys should get people to run who aren't either psychotic, sexist religious fanatics or amoral, hypocritical, flip flopping greedheads.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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And yet he didn't. He lost against a weak candidate with a bad economy.

You guys should get people to run who aren't either psychotic, sexist religious fanatics or amoral, hypocritical, flip flopping greedheads.
Actually, I believe the correct acronym these days is RWNJ...
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: NJ
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More "math you are continuing to tell yourself as a Republican to feel better."

Dems gained in the Senate. Dems gained in the House.

Gerrymandering has unseated Dems who normally would have won. It is a false result.

You are kidding yourself - which is what Republicans do to make themselves feel better.

Keep it up. You are on the path to extinction.
Thanks. I did not want to go through the work of decoding still another of his posts. Too much work translating them into English.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: NJ
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It's not the margin by which he won, it's the fact that he won decisively in every single demographic that is projected to increase it's share of the electorate in the coming years, and he did it consistently across the country. Black people, Hispanics, Asians, and the gay-friendly... these groups will only increase in electoral influence.
You mean 1946 isn't coming back? Does anyone besides Axelrod know that?
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Would be too much to hope that at some point down the road, the GOP would become intelligent and sane, again?

I still can't get over they actually BELIEVED their BS.

Not fit govern. Not fit to govern.

They are so out of touch with reality, they are not fit to govern.

The country really dodged a bullet with this election.

FL, WI and the rest of the country needs to keep the Obama machine in place and get rid of Rick Scott, Scott Walker and their ilk in 2014, and reestablish some semblance of sane government.

If the mid-terms favor the GOP due to poor turnout, the country is set back yet again.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: South Seattle Suburbs
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Let's not forget that either, Ron Paul could have cost Romney the election since he got at least ~100k write-ins in every battleground state
Source? I haven't even seen any write-in totals yet. But Gary Johnson topped out at around 40K votes in some states, and I can't see Ron Paul getting more than that, especially since a lot of his potential voters defected to Johnson.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Exclamation hmm...

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This argument suggests a lack of understanding of math and probability.

Obama won 332 EV. To Romeney’s 206. Obama needs 270 to win, Romeny needs 269 to tie and force it to the house.

332 minus 69 gives 263.

If Obama won just one of the states he would have 270 or more: FL(29), OH(18), VA(13), CO(9).

Which is more likely to happen, Obama win one of those states or Romeny all 4!
Romney's lucky the loss wasn't larger. The GOP is toast once the fiscal cliff is resolved and stability takes hold in the marketplace. Housing (1/5th of GDP) is already on the rise. When the Administration get's immigration reform on the table we could possibly see a decade of GOP losses.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Actually, I believe the correct acronym these days is RWNJ...





And this is coming from a LWNJ.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: NC
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Originally Posted by katzpaw View Post
All This Over 407,000 Votes? - Ricochet.com

"Obviously there's plenty of soul-searching and blame-giving to go through, but as we hear what the liberal media think about what the right needs to do to improve (how generous of them -- really), could we keep these figures in mind?"

Margin of victory:
Florida: 73,858
Ohio: 103,481
Virginia: 115,910
Colorado: 113,099

Those four states, with a collective margin of, 406,348 for Obama, add up to 69 electoral votes. Had Romney won 407,000 or so additional votes in the right proportion in those states, he would have 275 electoral votes.
They are still counting in all of those places I believe. Once more every day Obama's Popular vote margin increases.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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Okay? He still won the election so why does this really matter in the reality of things? Micheal Phelps got his signature gold medal in 2008 by less then a quarter of a second, but he still won and still known as the greatest Olympian of all-time.

I don't see how this is an argument. Just more assurance that Obama won.
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