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    What's more, add up the states in which Obama won by more than five points, and he still wins with 272 electoral votes. In other words, Romney didn't come anywhere near a victory. Not even close.
    The results in the end weren't close.  I think a lot of us worry about saying it because we did still have to work hard to hard to bring it home, and there is value in make sure everyone gets out to vote.  But on the scale of "close elections" in the post-FDR Era, this wasn't at the bottom of the list.

    −0.51% 2000 GWB
    0.17% 1960 JFK
    0.70% 1968 Nixon
    2.06% 1976 Carter
    2.46% 2004 GWB
    3.52% 2012 Obama
    4.48% 1948 Truman
    5.56% 1992 Clinton
    7.27% 2008 Obama
    7.72% 1988 GHWB
    8.51% 1996 Clinton
    9.74% 1980 Reagan
    10.85% 1952 Ike
    15.40% 1956 Ike
    18.21% 1984 Reagan
    22.58% 1964 LBJ
    23.15% 1972 Nixon

    We won't get to Truman, but perhaps there's enough + left for Obama and - left for Mitt to get it over a clean 4.01% lead.  0.478% of movement would do it. :)

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      We are the principled ones, remember? We don't get to use the black hats' tricks even when it would benefit us. Political Compass: -6.88, -6.41

      by bmcphail on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 06:43:01 PM PST

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