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
House: 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.

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