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Serious question. I realize how devastated Connies feel, liberals felt the same way in 2004. What I don't get from my friends and neighbors is the surprise. I really wanted Kerry to win, I just knew that a Bush 2nd term would leave our country in ruins (I was right), but the polls were all for Bush, sure we had hope that the undecideds would go 100% for Kerry, but we all pretty much knew it was a long shot come election night based upon not only most national polls, but the state by state polls. So when the results came in it was just as devastating, but not a big surprise. Actually Kerry was really close to winning the Presidency by winning Ohio even though he lost the pop vote overall by 2.4%, but we knew it was Bush's election toi lose come that Tuesday night regardless.
Which brings us to this election. Going into election night very major poll showed Obama winning the Electroal College, including Rasmussen. He was ahead in most polls, he was ahead in nearly all swing state polls. Intrade and Nate Silver, who have good records, had him as a big odds on favorite to win. In fact, not for one moment during the camapign was Obama not favored. Why? Nate Silver wasn't just pulling numbers out of thin air, every day in his blog he would post the state by state polls that showed Obama clearly ahead in Ohio, Pennsylvania, etc. so it was obvious Obama was still winning. Nate Silver didn;t have exclusive rights to view the polls, they were all made public for anyone to see. Even after the 1st debate debacle, Obama still kept his swing state leads that would have translated to an electoral college win were held at any day in the last several months.
So why was this mountain of good information lost on most Republicans? Did you really believe the voter turnout nonsense? How did you get this information? Do you think your information sources failed you badly? Do you plan to expand your sources for information in the future or even abandon the one that fed you such total nonsense? Obama won, I know many don't like that, but no one should have been surprised by Tuesday Night's results, if you were, maybe you should be asking some questions of both your sources for information and of your own ability to detect bullshit.
This post was edited by Johnny2x2x 17 months ago
Why do you insist I feel devastated? Nothing changed! The same dynamic in Washington that was going on Monday is going on now after Tuesday.
I have no problem with a stalemate!
I never did. I have no faith 50.1% of the American people to do the right thing.
Maybe you missed this!
FWIW...I would just like to point out I am not "Republican" but did side with the Republican candidate this time (which was different then four years ago).
The ecomony/jobs was the #1 issue for the American people according to polls prior to the election. Those same polls showed the majority believed Romney was the better candidate to handle that issue. I believed it would translate on Tuesday but it did not.
"love unconditionally". Princess Lacey
Wow, the Christian Science Monitor nails it.
“What I found was that the partisan sites played up the polls that supported their candidate, and if they didn’t, the sites would critique the methodology of the poll,” he says. “This has led to a huge increase in the sense that there are two different worlds,” he adds, “and each one’s candidate has a real chance of winning depending on which universe you subscribe to.”
"further evidence, analysts say, that the public is consuming media that reinforce personal views rather than give actual information about the world. "
The only thing the article gets wrong is that what MSNBC was reporting turned out to be what was reality.
Conservatives' shock that Mitt Romney did not win big is further evidence, analysts say, that the public is consuming media that reinforce personal views rather than give actual information about the world.
And then Obama used his divine powers to conjure up Sandy, and 50% of voters forgot about the economy thanks to a picture of him looking at a picture of Sandy in the situation room!
The 89% of people who dislike Congress disagree with you. I'm glad you're OK with a non-functioning government. Both sides need to compromise.
That's weak talk. Compromise is for fairies.
Yeah, Bee doesn't care. That's why his Wells posts have increased 500% in the last two days.
I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this.
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