if every small business owner is going to be hurt with bamacare #$%$. spending.... at the voting boot last week some idiot man actually "is this the place where i vote for obama? " what a fooooool.... idiot did not know that his name will come up in the "death panel " review once obamacare takes effect....
Obama won 10 million fewer votes than in 2008. Romney won 2 million fewer votes than McCain in 2008. Romney couldn't mobilize the vote. I think America wanted a change, just not quite badly enough to vote for Romney. So we have to try to survive 4 more years. It's going to be painful but would be either way. At least now Obama has to take some responsibility for his actions.
What I found interesting was the fact that he didn't win a single state that required a picture ID to vote? Kind of says it all, with the exception of the fact that the Electoral vote needs to be dropped
Uhhhh...you did note that he won the popular vote, didn't you? By 2016, Texas could be blue. The Democratic party has a full-court press to swing it by then. Native-born white Texans are the minority today. The power comes not from porous Southern borders, but from "immigrant" educated from the Northern states.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
He won because he ran a perfect campaign against a party that was bankrupt of ideas and technology. I took off work on Monday and Tuesday, and drove on Sunday to PA to work for the Obama team in the Allentown/Bethlehem area. Four years earlier, I spent four days in Seabrook, NH on the Obama campaign there. I was stunned at how transformed the campaign had been in the intervening four years.
The storefront headquarters down the hill from Lehigh University had a long row of laptops with data bases of every Democratic registered voter by street - age, sex, voting history, number of phone and door contacts. THEY KNEW THE TIME OF DAY THE VOTER HAD VOTED IN PRIOR ELECTIONS, AND WHEN THEY TOLD A PHONE OR DOOR CANVASSER THEY'D LIKELY VOTE ON THE 6TH. They had mapping programs to tell them where they could most efficiently and effectively deploy door canvassers. They had rented vans deployed throughout the region to pick up targeted voters and take them to the polls. Grad students in business running the operation. Excited students from all over the globe practically vibrating with excitement to be on the front line of a democracy unlike any they knew in their homelands.
Demographically, the campaign was the new face of America - Asian Americans, African-Americans, Hispanics, lots and lots of professional women (angry as hell). Sales people, ad agencies who gave their people the days off to work for the candidate of their choice. Small businessmen who were organizing their buddies into teams contacting their pooled customer bases. A few retired white men, but not many.
Without any real education, everyone seemed to know how to respond to every challenge to Romney claims and the Ryan budget. MSNBC and Fox News were streaming from around the headquarters. The atmosphere was electric.
I spent much of the day in a very affluent neighborhood of Bethlehem, houses that were work well over a million dollars each, working a phone bank there. There were attorneys and ad agency presidents and managers of local medical equipment firms scattered around the house, with laptops and iPhones calling off lists. Others going out with clipboards to work the Democratic-registered voters.
I've got to get back to work now, but I felt it was important enough to do a dump to explain the answer, "How the hell did he win?" The simple answer: He motivated the millions of people of many ages who have bought all the iPhones and iPads and Macs; he attracted the young professionals and professionals-to-be who brought their technology and enthusiasm to his campaign.
Against that force, the Republicans and the Red States were road kill. If not for the foiled efforts to discourage voting in the Republican-governed states, the popular vote would have been crushing. They knew that Republicans would not allow them to max out the popular vote, but they could dominate the electoral college. And they did.
And THAT, friends, is how he won. Thanks to your investment in Apple, you helped create the generation that worked to get him elected.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
So you see how taxpayer $ were spent - organizing Obama's re-election - not running the country - whats another trillion or two!. What amazes me is all these young people that can't get job because of Obama's policies Just a bunch of mindless robots that can't think for themselves. Would never hire someone that had on their CV that they worked on the Obama campaign - they showed such poor judgement by doing that that they couldn't be a trusted employee We don't need socialistic thinkers in the work force. Half the country are free loaders now. Obumble won cause he doled out trillions of $ in handouts - no other reason -Jerk
Sentiment: Strong Buy
The mental retardation the right wing exhibits on this board is stunning. Having just enough knowledge of a subject, but not the right facts, makes you a complete and total jackass. Keep up the good work.
Youth voted for him, 20% margin. blacks and hispanics voted for him in overwhelming numbers. They say stick it to the white Republican party who voted for Romney 60%.
21 preciencts in Ohio voted 100% for Obama, not one vote for Romeny and one voted 106% for Obama .. sounds like fraud to me... but Obama gets away with fraud.