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

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie616 View Post
    Romney won in 22 states.
    President Obama won in 28 states and DC,

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    Romney won the great majority of Counties across the US.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    What do you think?
    Obama won with a second chance not a mandate. He and billy convinced people nobody could have fixed this economy in 4 years. We will see how people feel when it's been six years and the next election for congress rolls around, he can't blame Bush forever.

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

    I think people are trying to play a semantics game here. Look at the wording of the question asked...

    Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection?

    Any candidate who wins an election has a mandate by the standard definition. This is not what the original poster was asking for unless it was a trick question? The popular definition meaning something similar to: Approval from the majority of voters to implement the elected officials campaign promises on their behalf. would be more accurate.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Yes, he did.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Romney won the great majority of Counties across the US.

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    I love this map. It's so inaccurate. There's no way Romney won this many counties, and still lost the election. This is the vast majority of the US. Gotta love Republican propaganda.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by dyanaprajna2011 View Post
    I love this map. It's so inaccurate. There's no way Romney won this many counties, and still lost the election. This is the vast majority of the US. Gotta love Republican propaganda.
    The blue areas are also the most populated, so it's plausible.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    He trounced Romney in the Electoral College and won a solid 3 point victory in the popular vote with a clear majority. Despite having to defend 2/3 of the existing seats that were up, his party actually GAINED in the Senate - something hardly anyone predicted six months ago . His party also picked up seats and votes in the House. Yes, the President can rightly claim a mandate.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    The blue areas are also the most populated, so it's plausible.
    That may be true. But even still, there doesn't look to be enough blue on that map for it to be possible, but I don't know population stats for each county, either, so you may be right.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    So did a republicant majority in the house (again). 30 states have republicant governors too. Squeaking by (51%/49%?) in a race between the devil we know (big gov't demorat) and the devil we don't know (big gov't republicant) is hardly a mandate to let Obama be king, especially considering that he got more of the popular vote last time.

    It's not a mandate to be King, but he did win A mandate. Not a huge strong one to do whatever he wants, but he did get a mandate to at least do his job.

    Of course it would be nice if he did what he was elected to do....


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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Romney won the great majority of Counties across the US.

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    Counties don't vote, people do. Some of those counties have less population than the precinct I live in. So it's a popular conservative idea that you should win based on square mileage, but you win based on votes.


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