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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Popular vote was 51/49. You know this. The actual votes are more important than the electoral college.
    no, no its not.

    the electoral college vote is what matters. Doesn't matter if a candidate gets 5% more in the popular vote, if he doesn't win enough electoral college votes, he ain't the president.

    nothing like trying to change the actual constitution on the fly to ease the pain of losing.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    I think this election with Obama being reelected along with the Republican House just tells me America doesn't know what the heck is going on. How does a congress with a 9% approval rating have an 80%+ reelection rate? It doesn't make any sense.
    No more then a president who made a lot of promises and did not keep any of them and still got reelected.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsa View Post
    no, no its not.

    the electoral college vote is what matters. Doesn't matter if a candidate gets 5% more in the popular vote, if he doesn't win enough electoral college votes, he ain't the president.

    nothing like trying to change the actual constitution on the fly to ease the pain of losing.
    The electoral college wins the election, I'll give you that. But when talking about a "mandate" we're talking about the will of the people. The will of the people is reflected best by the popular vote. 48 staes in the United States are all or nothing states. That means that in each of those states, a margin of one vote assigns the entirety of electoral votes for that state. Hardly something to beat your chest over.

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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Obama did not "kinda" win the election. He won. That indeed is a mandate. If you still dont understand google mandate.
    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    The electoral college wins the election, I'll give you that. But when talking about a "mandate" we're talking about the will of the people. The will of the people is reflected best by the popular vote. 48 staes in the United States are all or nothing states. That means that in each of those states, a margin of one vote assigns the entirety of electoral votes for that state. Hardly something to beat your chest over.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Romney actually won many more states but Obama won the big ones with the biggest electoral vote.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Obama did not "kinda" win the election. He won. That indeed is a mandate. If you still dont understand google mandate.
    Then Bush had a mandate to do whatever he did during the entire 8 years of his reign, no?

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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    What does that mean? Obama won by the rules in place during the election.
    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Romney actually won many more states but Obama won the big ones with the biggest electoral vote.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    The electoral college wins the election, I'll give you that. But when talking about a "mandate" we're talking about the will of the people. The will of the people is reflected best by the popular vote. 48 staes in the United States are all or nothing states. That means that in each of those states, a margin of one vote assigns the entirety of electoral votes for that state. Hardly something to beat your chest over.
    when you win it by over 100 votes it means that the candidate won the majority of demographically distrubuted electoral votes. This means of course that the candidates appeal to voters was much broader than his opponents.

    Any win no matter how large or small is a mandate.

    Definition of MANDATE
    1: an authoritative command; especially : a formal order from a superior court or official to an inferior one
    2: an authorization to act given to a representative <accepted the mandate of the people>
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Did you google it?
    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Then Bush had a mandate to do whatever he did during the entire 8 years of his reign, no?
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Obama did not "kinda" win the election. He won. That indeed is a mandate. If you still dont understand google mandate.
    Reagan won a mandate (49 states) Obama didn't......
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