Obama made history yesterday

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    He was the first president to win a second term with fewer votes than he got elected with the first time, Obama won the election in 2008 with 66,862,039 popular votes, and won yesterday with 60,366,456. which means 6,495,583 fewer people voted for him, while 747,326 fewer people voted for Romney than McCain.

    If I were a Democratic strategist I would be terrified, as amateur pundit and lover of liberty, I see hope for the country. The only reason the worst president in modern history won reelection is the Republicans nominated the only person in the primary that made Newt look palatable.
     
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    Nixon and Reagan were in 3-way races for their first term elections. And...

    FDR got less votes in 1944 than 1940... so...you FAIL.


    You're not smart enough to be Dem strategist.
     
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    Run from your record and call your opponent names.....:thup:
     
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    and he got less in 40 than 36....guess you fail too...:lol:
     
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    Did you read my post? I said he won the second term with fewer votes, Roosevelt didn't get fewer votes until his third term, and then again in his fourth.

    By the way, I am not dumb enough to be a Dem strategist.

    You fail.

    Twice.
     
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    Apparently you never heard of Taft, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, or Nixon.
     
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    Convinced me. I will not vote for Obama in 2016.
     
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    Do you think it would have helped if Romney chose Rubio instead of Ryan?
    Would that have opened up the process to include both the Latino/Immigration issues and relations to the conservative base (instead of focusing on white voters in midwest/northern swing states)
     
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    Apparently you live on a different planet than I do. On the planet I live on Taft, Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover all lost when they ran for reelection. As for Nixon, he won the first time with 31,785,480 votes, and the second term with 47,169,911 votes, and the biggest electoral vote margin in history.
     
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    It wouldn't have hurt.
     

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