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To quote Bill Hicks from 1992: The elephant beast is dead!!

Which brings me back to my everlasting mantra... It's all ebb and flow, ebb and flow. We're cresting the wave tonight, let's hope it carries us a long way, and drowns the forces of darkness that now stand behind us.

I'd like to remind everyone that the electoral college numbers may give a mandate, but the popular vote is more nuanced: 52-47%. In spite of McCain's atrocious campaign, atrocious running-mate choice, in spite of his 90% voting record with Bush, in spite of his support of Bush's worst policy, in spite of all the negative campaigning, in spite of all that, McCain still got 47% of the vote.

Date: 2008-11-05 07:13 am (UTC)
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McCain still got 47% of the vote
What of it? Presidential races tend to have fairly narrow margins. Nobody's won this percentage of the popular vote in 20 years.

Date: 2008-11-05 03:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah but many of the races have been 3- and 4-ways. This was the first time in 20 years that it really was down to only two contenders.

But anyway, all I'm saying is that the electoral college numbers are misleading on the true margin of victory.


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