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Obama's North Carolina math problem
CNN ^ | May 21, 2012 | Peter Hamby

Posted on 06/05/2012 7:33:43 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN) -- The state Democratic Party here is consumed with an ongoing sexual harassment scandal. The embattled governor is so unpopular she decided not to run for a second term. And supporters of same-sex marriage were dealt a crushing defeat at the ballot box last week.

But the biggest challenge in North Carolina this year for President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats can be boiled down to something simpler: math.

Everything that could have gone right for Obama in 2008 did go right, and yet he still only won North Carolina by just 14,177 votes -- a tiny sliver of the 4.2 million cast statewide.

Thanks to his campaign's striking ability to expand the Democratic electorate, Obama even managed to win the state while losing independents to John McCain.

Volunteers blitzed college campuses and dominated the early voting game. New African-American voters were registered in huge numbers. Obama also performed better among white voters than both John Kerry and Al Gore. Crucially, Republican turnout fell off dramatically from 2004.

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TOPICS: US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2012election; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; northcarolina

1 posted on 06/05/2012 7:33:47 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Romney isn’t perfect....but he ain’t no McCain. Plus, hopey-changy is getting old.


2 posted on 06/05/2012 7:46:29 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Using this migration data tool, http://interactive.taxfoundation.org/migration/

The migration patterns in and out of NC since 2008 are larger than the 14k margin in the 2008 general election.


3 posted on 06/05/2012 7:48:01 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: MinorityRepublican

I live in NC. Obama’s toast here. Period.


4 posted on 06/06/2012 2:57:21 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

I saw a Romney sticker on a car in the Walmart parking lot recently.


5 posted on 06/06/2012 6:19:51 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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