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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:33 PM

Former RNC chairman Haley Barbour said the election was “pretty close to a tie.” -- Uh-uh.

from the Nation: http://www.thenation.com/blog/171178/obamas-3-million-vote-electoral-college-landslide-majority-states-mandate


Obama's 3 Million Vote, Electoral College Landslide, Majority of States Mandate

When all is said and done:

1. Barack Obama will have won an overwhelming majority in the Electoral College, a daunting majority of the popular vote and a majority of the nation’s states—including most of the country’s largest states and states in every major region of the republic: New England, the mid-Atlantic, the Great Lakes, the South, the Southwest, the Mountain West and the West.

2. Barack Obama will have won more popular votes than any Democratic candidate for president in history—except Barack Obama in 2008.

3. Barack Obama is the first Democratic president to win more than 50 percent of the popular vote in a re-election run since Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1944.

4. Barack Obama is the only Democratic candidate for president since FDR to twice win more than 50 percent of the national vote.

5. Barack Obama has, in both of his presidential runs, won a higher percentage of the national vote than any Democratic nominee since Lyndon Johnson in his 1964 landslide victory.


read more: http://www.thenation.com/blog/171178/obamas-3-million-vote-electoral-college-landslide-majority-states-mandate



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Reply Former RNC chairman Haley Barbour said the election was “pretty close to a tie.” -- Uh-uh. (Original post)
bigtree Nov 2012 OP
Dem2TheCore Nov 2012 #1
LisaL Nov 2012 #2
SoCalDem Nov 2012 #4
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #5
calico1 Nov 2012 #3
tanyev Nov 2012 #10
Island Blue Nov 2012 #6
exboyfil Nov 2012 #7
WI_DEM Nov 2012 #8
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #9
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #11
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #12

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:36 PM

1. Tie? Next they'll just claim Mitt really won.

Dumbasses!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:38 PM

2. CNN probably still thinks its too close to call.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:44 PM

4. They're waiting for more polling numbers to come in

John's standing by his magic board

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Response to LisaL (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:49 PM

5. Blitzer: No clear winner

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:40 PM

3. The GOP uses different math.

When Bush won by losing the popular vote, that was a mandate.

But this is practiaclly a tie.

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Response to calico1 (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:29 PM

10. Base R.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:51 PM

6. Yes, and Haley Barbour

is pretty close to being a male Super Model.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:52 PM

7. Pres. Obama has won the most

votes of any Presidential candidate in history. More than Bush II, Reagan, Nixon (in three runs) and FDR in four runs.

Obama 130 M
Bush II 112 M
Clinton 92 M
Reagan 98 M
Nixon 113 M
FDR 104 M

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:54 PM

8. Bottom line--did he say this in 2004?

When Bush won by three million votes and a narrower electoral vote--286-251. No, Bush himself called his win a 'mandate.'

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:59 PM

9. Here's another: Obama beat Romney by more votes than Bush beat Kerry

Bush beat Kerry by 3,012,166 votes.

Obama's margin as of right now is 3,072,510.

Virtually a tie, yeah?

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:41 PM

11. He's still alive?

 



Dead or alive, that still doesn't make him right for the first time ever.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:42 PM

12. Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades

This was neither. And what does Boss Hogg know about anything.

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