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Old 11-12-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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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.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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Not so much of a mandate after all.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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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.
But didn't.

And if 407K is a small number, had Romney collected 914K additional votes in these states he and his loyalists were counting on... he would be up "only" 407K... a small number.

Do you really want to whine about that?
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: NJ
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LOL! Add in 100,000-200,000 more per state of minority voters by 2016. Add in 2x that by 2020.

Newsflash: Unless we see more of the W style retail politics in diverse groups type of nominees, we are looking at 2012 being the High Water mark for the GOP when running for POTUS.

I hope that does not come to pass, and we can see nominees who are not stuck in the 1950s.

Romney won the white vote by precisely the same percentage as Reagan did in 1984, when RR won 49 states. It was 88% of all 1984 votes, 81% by 2004, 72% now, and by 2016, under 70%, with no bottom in sight.

America is never returning to 1984 demographics. Whether the GOP moves forward to the 21st century, or stays in the 20th, which makes it non competitive in the 21st for POTUS is the $64,000 question.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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based on 100% votes?
including early votings, and military and oversea absentee ballots?
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Not so much of a mandate after all.


Enjoy!

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Old 11-12-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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Not so much of a mandate after all.
Obama won by over 3.4 million votes and with over 50% of the votes.

Compare this with past "mandates". In most past elections the victor had close to 50% of the vote:

Winner % of votes:
1960 49.7% Kennedy vs Nixon
1964 61.1% Johnson vs Goldwater
1968 43.4% Nixon vs Humphrey vs Wallace
1972 60.7% Nixon vs McGovern
1976 50.1% Carter vs Ford
1980 50.8% Reagan vs Carter vs Anderson
1984 58.8% Reagan vs Mondale
1988 53.4% Bush vs Dukakis
1992 43.0% Clinton vs Bush vs Perrot
1996 49.2% Clinton vs Dole vs Perrot
2000 47.9% Bush vs Gore
2004 50.7% Bush vs Kerry
2008 52.9% Obama vs McCain
2012 50.6% Obama vs Romney
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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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.
What? You mean Romney would be President elect if he had won more votes than Obama?
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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Whatever helps ease your pain.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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Do you really want to whine about that?
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Whatever helps ease your pain.
I don't support the argument - just presenting it as "Math You Do As a Republican to Make Yourself Feel Better".
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