OK Pebs; youse looking for confirmation that Hussein was re-elected because his campaign folks went out and did the necessary ground work and got the Hispanics and blacks to vote for him. I can't do that; I haven't read the exit polls; I haven't seen the results on a precint level; I have done NO research or analysis on that proposition.
My guess is that both groups were in the donkey base, but I still have the hunch, and it is ONLY a hunch, that the thinking independents decided to vote BLUE yesterday and that sealed the base activation by the donkeys and helped re-elect Hussein. Rednecks and Creationists for Mittens didn't exactly excite thinking independents.
As far as my "sitting it out," no I did not sit it out, I voted. My state was always in the Mittens column and my vote was not going to make one iota of difference. We didn't go quite 3:1 Mittens like Ootah, but Mittens had a good win here. All IMHO.