The right-wing spin that Obama won a close election and thus has no mandate is a crock.
First, 332-206 is an electoral landslide: 62% to 38% (I know, math is kinda hard, but there it is).
Second, the popular vote is already nearing a 3 million vote margin--with a much larger margin projected (from the Examiner):
•When all is said and done President Barack Obama is expected to win 67,924,682 to 63,726,025 for former Governor Mitt Romney. There should be about 133,724,450 total votes cast when the tallies from the smaller candidates are included. This will surpass the record setting total of 131,463,122 from 2008.Elections have consequences, and this one's main consequence is a mandate for genuine Republican concessions.
•Obama's final popular vote margin of victory over Romney is expected to be 3.14%. Through extrapolation methods we can predict that he will obtain 50.79% of the popular vote to 47.65% for his primary challenger. Other candidates will combine for around 1.55% of the total vote.
•The 3.14% margin of victory is significantly smaller than the 7.27% Obama recorded four years ago. However it will surpass President Bush's popular vote margin over John Kerry in his reelection campaign from 2004.
And don't you love that this projection puts Romney at....47.65%? Ouch--math is hard for Rs--from Romney to Rove.