Who won the popular vote?

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    Who Won The Popular Vote In 2012?

     
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    So basically what you're saying is that 9,000,000 fewer Americans voted for Barack Obama this time around?

    Hard to see that as a mandate for the progressive agenda, little buddy.
     
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    Obama's 61.7% EC win gives him a clear mandate.
     
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    Actually, it wasn't only the electorial vote that went for Obama, it was the popular vote as well.

    Yep.............he's got a mandate.
     
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    Not winning the White House nor the Senate has political consequences. The Party of No was resoundingly told NO!

    Plus President Obama is for sure going to have more Supreme Court appointments.

    Some elections have even more severe consequences than others. Too bad so sad for rightwingnuts.

    Regards from Rosie
     
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    Oh yes, the senate, the presidency, the supreme court, gives Obama a mandate. It was so curious to me why Mitch McConnell and Boehner seemed to be laying down the law in their commentary. The party of no and the Teaparty in general were told no. Thanks senators for working so hard.

    They need to back up and get a different attitude, this one isn't motivating to the president.

    I want them to work together, their egos are not important.
     
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    Horesshit. 50.4% of the popular vote is not a mandate.
     
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    It is a win though, and that is all that counts.
     
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    Amen. The guy with the most EC votes wins, generally determined by the outcome of the popular vote.

    So to the victor go the spoils. There's no way around that.

    But once the euphoria wears off I'll bet the folks at the DNC have a pause for concern or two. Their popular vote winning margin was 7 points in '08, but just a shade over 2 points this go-round, a net loss of roughly 5 points. Barry's EC votes totaled 365 in '08 but should be 323 this time (assuming FL), a 42 vote drop. Romney got 206 EC votes vs. McCain's 173, a pickup of 33 votes.

    Thus in both popular and EC votes the trend is toward Republicans and away from Democrats. The numbers don't lie. And Barry and the DNC still face virtually the same problems going forward they did 4 years ago, had little success dealing with them, and it cost them votes.

    Thus is the reality as both the DNC and RNC begin to formulate their stategery for '14 and '16.
     
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