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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 05:02 PM

It's Official: Romney Got 47% of the Vote

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/01/mitt-romney-47-percent-vote-total/60613/

Back in November, the gods of irony looked like they might shine upon Mitt Romney as he closed in on 47 percent of the popular vote in the presidential election tally. Now, as the new Congress certifies President Obama's win in the electoral college, comes word of the official final count from the Associated Press: the man behind the 47-percent video won over exactly 47.2 percent of America.

"He did a bit better — 48.0 — if you just look at the two top candidates," reports ABC's Z. Byron Wolf, but, you know, where's the bitter aftertaste in that? Romney, of course, saw his campaign run aground when Mother Jones's David Corn unleashed the notorious video in which Romney accused 47 percent of the country to be entitled and not interested in voting for him; Corn recently revealed the process behind his obtaining and publishing the tape:
Thhere (sic) was more on the video—Romney discussing his political strategy, saying the campaign was using his wife Ann "sparingly right now, so people don't get tired of her," and making cracks about the hosts of The View—but I knew the 47-percent remarks would be the story. I couldn't recall any major presidential candidate getting caught speaking in such contemptuous terms of his fellow citizens.

Well, it appears 47 percent is still the story — the AP's tally is the most frequently relied upon count of the popular vote in most elections, with newspapers often holding their "call" until the AP confirms what television networks are all too happy to jump on early.

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2ndAmForComputers Jan 2013 OP
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #1
mikeysnot Jan 2013 #2
daleanime Jan 2013 #3
Third Doctor Jan 2013 #4
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2013 #5
Filibuster Harry Jan 2013 #6
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #7

Response to 2ndAmForComputers (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 05:04 PM

1. Sometimes you have to believe in either God or Karma.

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Response to 2ndAmForComputers (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 05:05 PM

2. Well he did say he didn't care about the 47%...

just the one tenth of one percent is who he cared for.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 05:09 PM

3. Which makes 46.9% of the vote...

kind of scarily.

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Response to 2ndAmForComputers (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 05:27 PM

4. And most of the 47% that he got and

who he was talking about voted for him like idiots.

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Response to 2ndAmForComputers (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:04 PM

5. 47% idiots

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Response to 2ndAmForComputers (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:14 PM

6. I guess the lazy, entitled people he was talking about was HIS voters!!!

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Response to 2ndAmForComputers (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:18 AM

7. I wonder which 47% of his family he doesn't care about?

Or... which 47% voted for him and which 53% voted for Obama?

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