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Old 11-27-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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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.

Oh come on... it's just math they do as a Republican to make themselves feel better!
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Hinckley Ohio
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actually the numbers are about the same as 2004 bush/kerry elections
50.7 to 48.3.....3 million vote difference



btw...just to debunk your thread....Pres Obams victory over mccain was larger....52.93 to 45.65



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Why do you choose to embarrass yourself, 3.5% is greater than 2.4% and a 4.5 million margin is greater than 3 million and 332 electoral votes is greater than 286 electoral votes. Just math you guys do to make yourself feel good?
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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To put it another way:

Out of the past six Presidential elections, the Democratic nominee has won four and the Republican nominee has won two.

The four highest margins of victory? The four Democratic victories -- all of at least 3.5% (Obama's current margin, which is likely to tick up another tenth of a percent or so). The best the GOP could do is 2.4% in 2004 (which, of course, was much worse than their 'negative' margin of victory in 2000.

As for Electoral College results, the four highest totals in the last six elections also belong to Democratic nominees, each with at least 332. Conversely, the two Republican winners in that time totalled only 286 and 271 Electoral College votes, respectively.

In other words, even when things go well for Republicans, they barely manage to cobble together a narrow winning coalition. The last time was in 2004. The next election in 2016 will see a dozen years of demographic changes in the interval, with an electorate a lot more Hispanic and a lot less white.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Ha!

"According to the numbers compiled by David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report, President Obama now leads Mitt Romney 50.81%-47.48% in the popular vote.
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Obama is currently posting the biggest margin of victory since Bill Clinton beat Bob Dole, 49.24%-40.71% in 1996."



Obama's Margin of Victory is Now Bigger than Both of George W. Bush's Wins
Higher than 2008? I don't think so, but I haven't actually looked it up. I thought Obama won by 6%? If I am right, this certainly isn't a big deal. You are talking about 3 elections, shall we go back to the 80s? What happened then? Now if you are talking re-election, again, no biggy: we are talking only 2 previous ones: Clinton and Bush. Clinton cleared house in 1996, what followed? This margin means very little in the overall picture....
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:42 AM
 
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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 ...
And would be replaced by another right-wing party. Most likely the Libertarians. Sometimes I get the feeling that Democrats would love to live in a single-party State...

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Old 12-01-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: 77441
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Okay, then. In 2004, with a 50.73%-48.27% margin of victory, President Bush claimed a mandate, saying, "I earned capital in this campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it." So all of our friends on the right will acknowledge that President Obama, with a larger margin of victory, also has a mandate and political capital to spend now, right?


he spent everything else he got his hands on, mught as well spend that too
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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Romney's popular vote percentage is down to 47.3%. If he dips to 46 I'm gonna seriously be bummed.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Hinckley Ohio
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Romney's popular vote percentage is down to 47.3%. If he dips to 46 I'm gonna seriously be bummed.
Anywhere between 46.6% and 47.4% is fine with me. Looks like Obama will make 51% and 65.5 million, just 2% and 4 million off 2008. Not bad considering the votes lost becuz of Sandy, NY turnout was down 20%.
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