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To John and CW - it's a week later and the dust in finally settling in regards to the numbers so let's take a look at what "crushing majority" means with respect to recent elections, shall we?
President Obama won the popular vote in 2008 and 2012 (2008's totals 69,499,428 to Sen. McCain's 59,950,323 - I'd call that a shellacking; 2012's early totals are 62,711,814 vs. Gov. Romney's 59,189,598 - I'll give you that it's not nearly the butt-whoomping that occurred in 2008). Electorally, 2008 and 2012 are similar (Obama in 2008 - 365 or 67.8% vs. McCain's 173 or 32.2%, whereas 2012's numbers were 322 electoral votes or 61.7% for Obama vs. Romney's 206 electoral votes or 38.3%).
But let's dig a little deeper to happier vote total times for the GOP. In 2004, Bush received 286 electoral votes (53.2%) and 62,040,610 votes (50.73%) to John Kerry's 254 electoral votes (46.7%) and 59,028,439 popular votes (48.27%). 2000's numbers are pretty close to that too - Bush took 271* electoral votes (50.4%) and 50,460,110 popular votes (47.87%) to Al Gore's 266 electoral votes (49.4%) and 51,083.926 popular votes (48.38%). There's one of those instances, John, of someone losing the popular vote (and some would argue the whole shebang) and still taking the Electoral College.
And CW, I'm not the one who said it was a "landslide." No, that would be people like Larry Kudlow who said "I am now predicting a 330 vote electoral landslide (for Mitt Romney)" or George Will who said "I'm projecting Minnesota to go for Romney (in a 321 to 217 landslide)" or Wayne Allen Root saying "Electorally it won't even be close...I predict a Romney victory by 100 to 120 electoral votes" or Dick Morris claiming "We're going to win by a landslide...my own view is that Romney is going to carry 325 electoral votes." The 'landslide' option is from today's wordsmiths of the GOP, but I agree with them on the spirit of landslide, in that President Obama beat Gov. Romney is a landslide.
CW, as far as that boil on the buttocks of voting or as we normally call it - Florida - goes, according to the US Census Bureau's 2010 estimate for total population in 2011, there would be 19,057,542 residents of the state. As of today, 8,471,088 votes were totaled for the 2012 election - 4,236,032 for President Obama, 4,162,174 for Gov. Romney, 44,684 for Gary Johnson and Other got 28,198. Romney, Johnson and Other combined only gives you 4,235,056 or not enough to beat Obama. Really, where do you get your info from? And as far as your 2008 claim - state your claim or don't make it at all.
Sorry guys, losing sucks. I know. 2000 being handed to Bush by his daddy's Supreme Court and 2004 were terrible years for us liberals. It made 2008 so much sweeter and 2012 was the icing on the cake! I'll give you the same advice that was given to me in 2000 and 2004 by some many Republicans: get over it!
I bet its really going to blow your mind to see that the military voted overwhelmingly for the president.
If he's not your president, that means you are not an American as he is the duly elected (twice now - this time by a crushing majority) President of the United States. If you're not an American, please make your way back to home country asap.
If any of you bothered to read what this amendment will actually do, you should be very upset that it passed. There was already a structure and procedure in place for the possibility of a local school board denying a charter school application. This amendment sets up another state controlled layer that will siphon off public school money for something that is already there, so when your taxes continue to go up and up to make up for the even bigger shortfall that is now going to occur at a greater rate , please don't complain about it. If you voted for this amendment, you screwed us all.
Would y'all like some sour cheese or sour crackers to go with those sour grapes you're eating?
Provide your sources for your numbers, then I'll gladly shoot them down for you. No sore losing, since the president didn't lose.
Obama made no heinous gaffes.
Romney had two goals: 1) Show himself able to discuss policy. 2) Provoke Obama to lose his cool.
Romney only hit 50% of his goal, and only superficially, because to keep up, Mitt Romney had to lie.
There will be no embarrassing Obama sound bite on the news for the next week. Romney will get a bounce, but the fact checkers will eat away at any gains he makes till they're all gone...
This was not a game changer. Not even close.
Actually, Romney showed himself to be just what he is - a rude, arrogant, pompous behind that believes the rules of anything apply to him. I particularly enjoyed the moment when Romney whined like a petulant child just so he could get the last word in. Really? You know what's really good at teaching children manners? Sesame Street...oh yeah...that's a goner now.
Actually John, it looks like a petty witch hunt. I see that the people convened on the grand jury were Republicans, including the 1st Vice Chair of the local Republican Party. Now that Ms. Morgan didn't make it to the general election this fall, this little incident suddenly goes away. Anyone who thinks this little exercise in futility was anything other than a political game is a fool.
Signs don't vote, people do and when you go to the polls, the incumbent will clearly be labeled. If this is what you choose to complain about, you must be a peach of a person!
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