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What it took to elect Barack Obama

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  1. mikey

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    George Bush
    $600,000,000
    ABC,NBC,CBS,MSNBC,CNN,NYT
    9.0% unemployment rate
    10,000,000 unemployed
    4,195 dead American boys in Iraq
    DOW 8000
    Merrill Lynch
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    Katrina
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    Africans

    And all he could do was beat a 70-year-old by 5%? :confused:

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    It speaks volumes that this was not at least a 60-40 blowout, although it is a better percentage than George I, George II, or Clinton ever got. Hell, George II thought he had a "mandate" when he LOST the popular vote.

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    I'd say that screams of people's fears about Obama, and the loony left. It's Coke or Pepsi in this country's politics, and the fact that one, couldn't blow out the other, under the most favorable of circumstances, should make that party aware of where it's "mandate" is. GW & Co. didn't see the writing on the wall, and look where it got them 4 year later. If Obama & Co. are as smart as some say, then they won't make the same mistake their counterparts did. I'm not holding my breathe.
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    #15 Jersey

    5% is a landslide.
    When was the last time a Dem took N. Carolina, Indiana, Colorado, Virginia, and Nevada.
    I'm not saying it wasn't the perfect storm, but he did flat out stomp his opponent.
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    You're looking at the final score, and not paying attention to the actual game.
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    I think had some other factors been different, this would have equaled Nixon's victory in '72, sans plumbers. And those factors have to do with the loony right, not the loony left.

    Or else why would all the loony right wingers try to say HUSSAYYYYYYNNNNNN as often and as mean-spiritedly as possible?

    It's pretty clear that it would have been worse, were it not the case that a certain hard core followed xenophobic instincts they would not have followed had Obama been a white guy named Bob Smith.

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    You are really bitter about Hitlerly getting ***** slapped in the primaries aren't you? She ain't going to be President. The Clinton dynasty is dead. Get over it. :singing:
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    Had Obama been a white guy named Bob Smith, he wouldn't even have been the Democratic nominee.
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    The "MTV crowd" and "Racism" elected him, people like Madonna & Oprah, but it is good, we need a Dictator to straighten out all the damage the Sex Perverts, Druggies and Left Wing Loons have done to the country.

    GOOD LUCK

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    Enjoy the next 8 years, I know I will.

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    What makes you so sure Obama's going to get 8 years? Only 16 presidents, out of 43 (Obama is #44), have been voted to a second term. It's 20 if you include the likes of Truman, Johnson, Roosevelt, and Cooledge, who were voted into a 2nd term, but weren't elected to a first. Each of the four's first term was the result of being the VP to standing president.
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    Actually there have only been 42 presidents. While Bush is considered the 43rd president. Bush is actually only the 42nd person to be president.
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    Ah, Grover Cleveland. :ugh:
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    Wait. That map is wrong. Obama won Nebraska's 2nd congressional district which included Omaha so he actually has 365 EVs.

    There is no way Hillary would've won North Carolina, Indiana, Virginia, and Colorado. She may have won some of the racist areas of Appalachia instead, but I think she would've lost in the end.
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    What if you add Al Gore.;)
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    The first Democrat to win over 52% of the vote since 1964 is....


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    I love to see him win Alabama in 2012, but I won’t hold my breath.

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