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Old 11-26-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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Even more alarming, or at least it should be to Republicans, is the failure for six consecutive elections for the GOP nominee to breach the 300-Electoral vote margin.

That hasn't happened since the 19th century (when getting to 300 EC votes was considerably harder because the House and the Senate were both smaller).
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: 22 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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Actually, the numbers aren't.

Bush won by 2.4% and just over 3 million votes.

Obama's margin so far (continuing to grow as precincts continue to report) is over 3.4% and over 4.3 million votes.

But I think we all understand your need to try and claim they're "about the same", even though they aren't.

Thread open (though the degree to which you really want people to stop discussing Romney's loss is amusing).
a difference of a half percent is still 'about'

and yes the thread should be closed

the OP's LIE of obama/romny "largest victory since clinton" has been proven a LIE...
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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If only about 340,000 votes in FL, VA, OH, CO went the other way, Romney would have gotten the Electoral College votes.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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If only about 340,000 votes in FL, VA, OH, CO went the other way, Romney would have gotten the Electoral College votes.
If only I chose the winning lottery numbers.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:30 PM
 
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If only about 340,000 votes in FL, VA, OH, CO went the other way, Romney would have gotten the Electoral College votes.
5 out of the last 6 presidential elections your party lost the popular vote. In the state of Texas every major metropolitan city other than Fort Worth voted blue, as did the border areas. With massive growth in Latino population, along with large influxes of transplants from places like California and New York, in 10-12 years Texas will be a swing state. In 20 it could be solidly blue.

If your party doesn't seriously rethink alot of its positions and come up with a better strategy, it is going the way of the Whig party ...
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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If only about 340,000 votes in FL, VA, OH, CO went the other way, Romney would have gotten the Electoral College votes.
Why would "Voters" have voted for Romney in those states?

OHIO:? Romney told Auto workers to let Detroit go "bankrupt"! Obama saved the Auto industry in OHIO

FLORIDA:? telling hispanics to "self deport"!

What a way to "endeare" himself to Voters!

Romney could have won if he was running for the leader of a White Supremacist nation
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Yes, and Obama's lead is growing as the final votes are tallied. In the end it is going to be Obama 51%, Romney 47%. Lord knows there is justice in that irony.
And it is ... a mandate for the President's programs as he laid them out for voters to consider. He's the 'chosen one' for the next four years.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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If only about 340,000 votes in FL, VA, OH, CO went the other way, Romney would have gotten the Electoral College votes.
But they didn't go the other way. And if demographic trends are any indication, Republicans are farther behind in those states today than they were three weeks ago.

They will be further behind tomorrow.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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a difference of a half percent is still 'about'

and yes the thread should be closed
Your characterization of of 2.4% (Bush's 2004 margin) versus 3.4% (Obama's 2012 margin, so far) as "a half percent" is blatantly dishonest.

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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If only about 340,000 votes in FL, VA, OH, CO went the other way, Romney would have gotten the Electoral College votes.
If only I was rich as hell and pay 14% etr.
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