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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:37 AM

24. Obama carried 28 states in 2008 & and 26 in 2012

He lost Indiana & North Carolina in 2012. Not sure if the margins will stay aligned but i'll try pasting the info from Wikipedia here (hate using them but this is fastest i can find and it looks fairly accurate).

Obama's 2008 numbers against Mccain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_United_States_presidential_election

Obama Mccain
Electoral vote 365 173
States carried 28 + DC + NE-02 22
Popular vote 69,498,516 59,948,323
Percentage 52.9% 45.7%

Obama's 2012 numbers against Romney: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_United_States_presidential_election

Obama Romney
Electoral vote 332 206
States carried 26 + DC 24
Popular vote 65,915,795 60,933,504
Percentage 51.1% 47.2%

My takeaway here is our Dems nominee must carry at least the same states in 2012 reelection to win. Given the state of things it's very possible. But we must GOTV and get the disaffected Dems & independents out to vote.

What gives me hope is MorningConsult's tracking of the Idiot's net approval https://morningconsult.com/tracking-trump/.
A couple notables from the map graphic on this site:
- Shows that since 2016 things have changed from positive to negative currently. Note FL, NC & AZ, which all went for the Idiot in 2016, is showing negative net approval ratings for him.
- Georgia is shows the Idiot with a net approval of ZERO
- Kansas & Missouri are showing net approvals of 2 & 1 respectively.

I'm keeping up the positive thinking here. We have great candidates for the nomination. We can do this but we gotta fight like hell. Too much is at stake.









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