New York Times "President Obamas dramatic re-election victory was not a sign that a fractured nation had finally come together on Election Day. Mr. Obamas victory did not show a united country. Richer Americans supported Mr. Romney, while poorer Americans tended to vote for Mr. Obama" The NY Times is correct. Obama won the election by using US Treasury funds to buy votes. He promised tax consumers to drive the country deeper into debt if they voted for him. .