Monday, November 12, 2012

The Obama Mandate is Real and Matters!!

You won't hear it from the Obama administration, but Democrats should not be shy about pushing the election mandate. There's no reason not to talk it up. Check out the compilation of video clips below showing those over confident right wingers declaring a landslide. Republicans weren't shy about claiming a mandate on the mere speculation Romney would win:

But oops, forget all that now that Obama won by 3.3 million votes, he won the electoral college 332 versus Romney's 206 and:
...winning 51 percent of the vote to Romney’s 48 percent. You have to go back to Presidents Reagan, Nixon and Roosevelt to find second term presidents getting 51% or more.

Plus Democrats gained seats in the Senate and the House while key Tea Party candidates were shown the door by voters.
The conservative National Journal tried to set in motion the new campaign to trash any idea of a mandate:

Yet here's a sample of the coverage just before the Obama blowout:
Huffington Post: A whole slate of Obama-hating conservatives who claimed that despite very clear polling evidence to the contrary, Mitt Romney would win the election in a "landslide." Not only would the Republican defeat Obama, but he'd also do it sweeping, historic fashion.

The Hill-by Dick Morris Yup. That’s right. A landslide for Romney approaching the magnitude of Obama’s against McCain. That’s my prediction. let’s celebrate the new president we are about to elect. 

Newsmax: Last Sept. 4, I wrote the story "Why Mitt Romney Will Win Decisively." The shift to Republicans in the last congressional and gubernatorial elections, the intensity favoring Romney, and the early voting results on his side — not to mention the state of the economy — are all signs that point to the landslide I have been predicting.

Examiner: Barring a successful last-minute October surprise, it seems almost certain that Mitt Romney will not only win the presidential election, but that he will do so handily. What was a close race throughout the summer now seems to be trending toward a landslide.

Newsmax: Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh charged that the nation’s pollsters have failed to accurately predict the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. “Common sense tells me this election isn't gonna be close — and it shouldn't be,” He added: “The enthusiasm that got people out in 2010, I'm seeing at every Mitt Romney rally. Romney's drawing crowds of 20,000, 25,000, 30,000, 15,000. “The enthusiasm that we all saw in 2010 is there. The same issues that existed in 2010 exist today. There hasn't been anything that's gotten better.”

Reuters: Romney's hedge-fund backers plan to party on election night

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