Ok. Why I certainly hope Obama loses, I wouldn’t really call 53 - 47 a landslide. I think that was the same margin by which Obama won. Reagan v. Mondale — now that was a landslide....not going to happen this year. I predict a razor thin win either way.
“I certainly hope Obama loses, I wouldnt really call 53 - 47 a landslide.”
It will be a landslide...even at that 53 - 47 result. Consider this...Romney is a ‘weak’ candidate, from a conservative point of view. That being the case, 53 - 57 is a landslide. Now, what really makes it a landslide...first off, the margin may well be a lot more than that. Second off, the Senate will be in Republican control...and there will be enough conservative (say Tea Party) candidates winning to affect the way the senate thinks. Likewise for the House. A veritable landslide.
Think Chick-Fil-A...that was about the people who care being fed up with the statis quo...
Popular vote doesn't mean much. You have to look at the Electro College results. George W. Bush lost the popular vote in 2000.
Obama won states he wasn't supposed to (and in all likelihood didn't), like North Carolina and Indiana. That ended a GOP streak in the latter that went back to LBJ!
53-47 = 300+EV win, up to and including states like CO, IA and WI. It wouldn't just be an '04 map, it would be '04 plus WI & NH, and possibly even inroads into blue territory that a GOP candidate hasn't made since '88, perhaps winning razor-close ones in MI & PA. That's a landslide.