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Why Obama won
Yahoo/Politico ^ | Guy Fawkes Day, 5 Nov. | Smith/Martin

Posted on 11/05/2008 9:03:51 AM PST by flowerplough

Barack Obama’s sweeping victory as president of the United States sends him to the White House to face what may be the worst national financial crisis since the time of Franklin Roosevelt’s election in 1932.

Obama won on his own terms, strategically and symbolically. He rolled up a series of contested states, from Colorado to Virginia, long out of Democratic reach. And his victory reflected the accuracy of his vision of a reshaped country. Racism, much discussed, turned out to be a footnote, and African-American turnout was not unusually high. Instead, Obama drew his strength from an array of racially mixed, growing areas around cities like Orlando, Washington, Indianapolis, and Columbus on his way to at least 334 electoral votes.

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he found victory with a multiracial coalition that has the makings of a formidable political base of power.

If his was the first 21st century campaign, his victory was powered by a new face of America: comprised of all ethnicities, hailing mostly from cities and suburbs, largely under 40 years old, and among all income classes.

As they emphatically proved by obliterating the presidential color line, many of these voters are not guided by traditional cultural attachment to race, religion or region.

What makes his victory so resounding, and so daunting for Republicans, was that he combined support from African-Americans, Jews, and young whites with other key groups. He also reversed President Bush’s advances with Hispanic voters.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: bho2008
This is an excerpt, and this is all bullsteam at best, and vicious dishonesty at worst. Anyfool can see that Obama won with vast multitides of multiple, illegal, often-foreign-derived, internet contributions, and Obama won because the print and screen media largely refused to investigate anything he had ever said or done, or anyone he'd ever worked or associated or aligned himself with.
1 posted on 11/05/2008 9:03:52 AM PST by flowerplough
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To: All

PoliticalCorrectness, ACORN, bad Conservative communication...


2 posted on 11/05/2008 9:07:52 AM PST by Maverick68 (w)
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To: flowerplough

No. Obama won because McCain got 6.5 million less votes than Bush did in ‘04. When Republicans show up at the polls, we win. When we don’t, we lose.


3 posted on 11/05/2008 9:08:28 AM PST by joejm65
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To: Maverick68

Public education, people not researching and doing their homework on whom they are electing to lead them......


4 posted on 11/05/2008 9:09:20 AM PST by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: flowerplough
Osama won because both candidates were RATS and one was ashamed to admit it.
6 posted on 11/05/2008 9:13:13 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama:"Ich bin ein beginner")
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To: hsmomx3

Obama won because this election was a referendum on the last eight years under the Bush administration.

Obama wasn’t elected because he was loved. He was elected because Bush was hated.


7 posted on 11/05/2008 9:13:59 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Control the information, you control the people.")
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To: joejm65
No. Obama won because McCain got 6.5 million less votes than Bush did in ‘04. When Republicans show up at the polls, we win. When we don’t, we lose.

Is it possible that those people DID show up, only to vote for Obama? Anyone have the stats on republican turnout and how they voted?

8 posted on 11/05/2008 9:14:15 AM PST by Paradox (When the left have no one to villainize, they'll turn on each other.)
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To: flowerplough

What makes his victory so resounding, and so daunting for Republicans, was that he combined support from African-Americans, Jews, and young whites with other key groups. He also reversed President Bush’s advances with Hispanic voters.

....AND he’s a socialist. So....get your wallet out and bend over cause comes a drive-by prostate exam!


9 posted on 11/05/2008 9:15:43 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: flowerplough
Why did Obama beat McCain last night?

$600,000,000+ > $84,000,000

relentless 24/7 biased mainstream media

10 posted on 11/05/2008 9:18:33 AM PST by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (Tom Daschle is deeply saddened... Remember him? Bahahahahahahahahaha!)
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To: Maverick68
This is a message I got from a relative this a.m. America said 'no' to bigotry. It is amazing. But don't feel that all lost. There was a victory for your kind. California said yes to bigotry, Prop 8 passed.

Political correctness is now more important than the old values. I don't see how we can ever get back to where we were.

11 posted on 11/05/2008 9:19:25 AM PST by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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To: flowerplough
Obama won because generally American are stupid..
No matter the color or education American women are generally politically stupid..

But then its always been so.. not all women but almost all women.. Giving women the vote was also stupid.. And THAT IS WHY Obama won the presidency.. Women so easy to flim flam.. Tell them what they WANT TO HEAR.. and you have them by the heart..

After being elected then tell them something ELSE they want to hear.. and they will forget the "promise" you told them.. When you DONT DO what you tell them then CHANGE THE SUBJECT.. it usually works.. If not then tell them something else they want to hear.. That always works.. Unless they are NOT stupid which is a rare event..

You know what?... most democrats(rinos) ARE WOMEN....

12 posted on 11/05/2008 9:19:54 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: flowerplough
When Bush was campaigning against nation building efforts in 2000 he was right.

When he got us into nation building in Afghanistan and Iraq he was wrong.

And that he did not stop this nation building by 2005 he did us in for the next 40 years.

No possible success in the ME or anywhere else in the world will outweigh the damage of 40+ years of brain-dead pinkos running the federal government.

13 posted on 11/05/2008 9:20:20 AM PST by alex
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To: flowerplough

Obama won because all of the black population voted for him based on his race which is about 13% of the population. Then half of the white populatin voted for him as well which is 1/2 of 80%. The same thing happened when the Dems were deciding between Hillary and Obama for Dem. Candidate. All the blacks voted for Obama and the white votes were 50/50 between Obama and Hillary. If you look at the US census you will see what I am talking about. Total US blacks 13% and US whites 80%. Its not the white population that is racist as I see it.


14 posted on 11/05/2008 9:22:01 AM PST by Jessica2677
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“....AND he’s a socialist. So....get your wallet out and bend over cause comes a drive-by prostate exam!”

Bend over............ open wide............

Take heart - I bet he’s a one-termer. No WAY will he be able to clean up the economic mess - he’s going to drive it deeper - so to speak.


15 posted on 11/05/2008 9:22:04 AM PST by phoenix07
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To: alex

Not to mention the out of control spending the Republicans did and the Republican congress not using their control to their advantage - instead trying to play nice with the rats.

And - Bush not standing up for himself didn’t help us at all. Lots of voters think the Republicans are to blame for the financial meltdown.

Genius.


16 posted on 11/05/2008 9:24:10 AM PST by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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To: Paradox
Anyone have the stats on republican turnout and how they voted?

I heard the stats on the radio this morning from George Stephonopolis. (sp?)

I remember the Republican percentage, 32% of Republicans voted.

If I remember correctly, it was 49% democrats, or very close to that number.

It's basically the fault of lazy Repubs not getting off their dead butts and voting.

On the other hand, Glenn Beck had a good point this morning, it may be a blessing in disguise.

Imagine 4 years of having people think McCain's behavior reflects that of all Republicans.

17 posted on 11/05/2008 9:24:51 AM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: flowerplough

Zero won because his party put up a man who stood for the core-leftist beliefs of his party and who was proud to show it.

We lost because we put up a tired old RINO whose selection of Palin just couldn’t mask his own middle-of-the-road liberalism.


18 posted on 11/05/2008 9:25:42 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Obama, you are NOT my President!)
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To: joejm65
No. Obama won because McCain got 6.5 million less votes than Bush did in ‘04. When Republicans show up at the polls, we win. When we don’t, we lose.

I don't have a lot of confidence in those 6.5 million being "Republican" voters. I think they were indies who were looking for a convienient excuse to abandon McCain. McCain's outreach to Conservatives to rally the base, including his putting Sarah Palin on the ticket, gave them that convienient excuse.

Regardless of the spin that is out there and will be out there, Palin was a big net positive to McCain. The indies who abandoned him would have done so anyways. Palin brought the base back to McCain after he spent the better part of a decade poking sticks in their eyes. Without Palin McCain would probably have lost by 8-10 points, rather than 3-4.
19 posted on 11/05/2008 9:25:47 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: hosepipe
Obama won because generally Americans are stupid have a short attention span.
20 posted on 11/05/2008 9:26:22 AM PST by McGruff (It took a Jimma Carta to give us a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: phoenix07

To me, he’s just a smooth talking used car salesman from Chicago.....I don’t trust him and never will!


21 posted on 11/05/2008 9:27:09 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: flowerplough
Why Obama won

Because he had academia, the unions, Hollywood and the MSM actively campaigning for him. It's a wonder there are any conservatives left.

22 posted on 11/05/2008 9:27:53 AM PST by umgud (In a crisis, dump gold, buy lead)
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To: flowerplough

Zero won because his puppet master Ayers correctly calculated that it is possible to have a crypto-Communist elected in a two party political system, where principles are vague, avoided at all costs during the campaign, as each side tries to stand for everything good and against everything bad.


23 posted on 11/05/2008 9:29:34 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Everytime they open their mouth they shoot themselves in the foot.)
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To: Aria

Through our children. Through culture. I myself am a musician/art-guy (hate the word “artist”). I have a responsibility, thru the gifts God gave me, to put the message out there. We know the old-guard media is dying. We have a chance to have our voices heard.


24 posted on 11/05/2008 9:30:59 AM PST by Maverick68 (w)
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To: flowerplough

The only reason it was even somewhat close is because of Palin, a conservative. I’m still proud to be a conservative. Palin did not have enough time to undue what McCain did to the party of conservatives. Oh well. Maybe next time we’ll pick a conservative. Or not.


25 posted on 11/05/2008 9:32:07 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Bingo.


26 posted on 11/05/2008 9:32:18 AM PST by phoenix07
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To: ILovetheNow
Obama successfully tied McCain to Bush. Add Bush’s incompetence to many conservatives’ lukewarmness toward McCain=Obama victory.

That's it. Plus, add the zeitgeist factor of the "thrill" of electing the "first Black president" versus an old, decrepit looking White guy, and there you have it.
27 posted on 11/05/2008 9:33:02 AM PST by Antoninus (This, too, shall pass away.)
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To: joejm65

This is what we have to study:

Why did McCain get fewer votes?

And we have to really look at why, avoiding rhetoric, excuses or feeling like we’ve been ripped off.

And once we can answer those questions, honestly, with solutions and not hand wringing in mind, we have to work our butts off to work the right way.

Of course, it would help a lot if we had candidates that made the job worthwhile...


28 posted on 11/05/2008 9:33:55 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Aria
This is a message I got from a relative this a.m.

Gracious in victory, wasn't she?
29 posted on 11/05/2008 9:34:20 AM PST by Antoninus (This, too, shall pass away.)
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To: McGruff

“Obama won because generally Americans have a short attention span......”

Yes....to short to save their own asses! “What was 9/11 again?”.... Our soldiers must be saying W.T.F. this morning....


30 posted on 11/05/2008 9:34:58 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: flowerplough

God may have raised Obama like Pharoah, so He can judge him for his arrogance and show the world His power and salvation.


31 posted on 11/05/2008 9:35:19 AM PST by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: flowerplough

The primary reason Obama won is the sour state of the economy. Yes, he ran an excellent campaign, yes his leftist past was submerged in a centrist appeal, yes, he raised a lot of money. But McCain had a definite shot until the stock market went sour. Then, as usually happens, the voters punished the party in power.


32 posted on 11/05/2008 9:36:06 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't mourn, organize.)
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To: flowerplough

You’re absolutely correct.
Obama had HUGE money, from untraceable sources.
A media blitz that was relentless, and legions of paid minions on the ground.
Now we will get to see where all that money came from.


33 posted on 11/05/2008 9:36:37 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: DarthVader

I have a feeling the U.N. headquarters will be moving to the White House....sorry, I mean Jive House.


34 posted on 11/05/2008 9:37:08 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: flowerplough
President elect Oboma won because the Republicans chose John McCain to be their candidate in this election cycle.
That simple.
35 posted on 11/05/2008 9:43:49 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: McGruff
[ Obama won because generally Americans are stupid have a short attention span. ]

Nope they are stupid most of them..
Especially the women folk.. a hard saying but true..
They follow Oprah like she was Elvis.. like teenaged girls..
Most of them never grew up..
The ones that did grow up follow Ellen DeGeneris..
Like she was Rue Paul..

36 posted on 11/05/2008 9:46:04 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: flowerplough
Obama won because the Republican Party offered nothing.

Nothing but moderates (RINO's), willing to reach across the aisle, act bipartisan, legislate record spending, expand the federal government, try to pass amnesty for illegals, allow Democrats to set the agenda and ruin the economy, never take a conservative stand for anything, nominate a charismatic conservative woman and then muzzle her.

Why should Americans vote for Republicans acting like Democrats when there are real Democrats on the ballot?

Bush is gone.

Cheney was totally silent during the whole campaign.

As evidenced in his concession speech, McCain is returning to the Senate having learned nothing.

All the RINO's who opined for years that we needed a McCain, abandoned him and the party and endorsed 0bama.

Several years ago Mitt Romney ran against Ted Kennedy for the Senate seat from Massachusetts. His campaign was nothing more than him promising to do more of the same things Kennedy was doing. Voters told him, "No, thanks. We've already got one of those."

A reasonable person would have learned from that. Rino's did not. Mitt did not.

And now New England has sent a clear message to the Republican party. Don't bother to run moderate Republican Rino's.

Today, there are NO Republicans in the House from any New England state.

Will the Republican Party get the message and get rid of these charlatan RINO's posing as the base of the party?

37 posted on 11/05/2008 9:51:52 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - but they know what's best.)
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To: Aria
America said 'no' to bigotry. It is amazing. But don't feel that all lost. There was a victory for your kind. California said yes to bigotry, Prop 8 passed. Apparently Arizona and Florida also said yes to "bigotry".
38 posted on 11/05/2008 10:19:07 AM PST by dbz77
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To: hosepipe

“You know what?... most democrats(rinos) ARE WOMEN.... “

sheesh, between Obama, Biden, McCain, and Palin, only Palin was conservative, and she was the only woman.


39 posted on 11/05/2008 1:33:59 PM PST by monday
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To: ImProudToBeAnAmerican

I have seen the figure of $1 billion spent by and for the Big O.


40 posted on 11/05/2008 3:55:36 PM PST by razorback-bert (Save the planet...it is the only known one with beer!)
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To: flowerplough

Fawkes Day? Thanks for the reminder. I think it might be time for the Democrats to get Fawked.

...Of course, with Bill Ayers and Bernie Dohrn as friends, the Obama administration is perfectly capable of Fawking itself.


41 posted on 11/05/2008 4:04:19 PM PST by RichInOC (Obama/Biden '08: "We Are Not Ruled By Murderers, But Only--By Their Friends."--Rudyard Kipling)
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