Wednesday, November 7, 2012
What Obama Lost
Yes, of course Obama won re-election. That's great for him, even though it's probably the worst thing to happen to America in the last four years.
On the other hand, consider this: Looking back over the past four years, Obama has lost quite a bit. Compare...
At the peak of Obama's power:
Popular vote: almost 70 million
Percentage of the vote: almost 53%
Senate: Supermajority control
House: Controlled by Democrats
Now going into 2013:
Popular vote: barely 58 million
Percentage of the vote: barely 50%
Senate: Supermajority lost
Obama lost all of this despite having all of the advantages of incumbency (no primary battle, the power of a trillion dollar "stimulus" purse, White House perks, Air Force One, bomber jacket, etc.)
Conclusion: No mandate.
Posted by RightKlik at 4:48 AM