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Back in 2004 George W Bush eked out a win over John Kerry, 286-251 Electoral votes, and he won the popular vote 50.7-48.3% for a 2.4% win.
At the time Bush came out and said something that got liberals very angry.

Bush staked his claim to a broad mandate and announced his top priorities at a post-election news conference, saying his [3] million vote victory had won him political capital that he would spend enacting his conservative agenda.

"I earned capital in this campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it," Bush told reporters. "It is my style."

Now that we won, the right is mocking it as if he "barely won" but in fact, Obama now leads by 2.4% (Preliminary results plus California) exactly like Bush, and the gap is widening.
In addition, when all votes from all states are counted, Obama will win by more than Bush's 3,012,166

I am not sure why AP and all the others are not adding all the new data from California, and there are many outstanding votes, ONLY from the blue states of Oregon, Washington, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts on and on. But when all will be in, we should go out and claim our own mandate to pursue a progressive agenda.

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