What Right Wingers Do Not Get About Obama He won the election. He is the President of the United States of America. He is the Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces. The People Spoke. Get Over it. Nine states changed allegiance from the 2004 election. Each had voted for the Republican nominee in 2004 and contributed to Obama's sizable Electoral College victory. why have so many right wingers denied reality? why do some people insits on denying reality? and why does the mere mention of his name drive them further into cuckoo-land? 130 Million people spoke. 9 1/2 million more people decided to go with Obama and Biden over McCain and Palin.