game changer?

I know the night is early and there are a lot of votes out in California, but I’m looking at Obama 13,786,707 — McCain 13,533, 528 as the popular vote stands right now.

That’s Obama’s 49.9% to McCain’s 49.2%.

Sure, the electoral college is 174 (Obama) to 69 (McCain), but where is the big landslide?  Where is all the rejection of the Republican party?  Where is the mandate for Change?



Filed under dumbfounded, politics

3 responses to “game changer?

  1. in retrospect, this post looks kind of silly.

    but still, when less than 6 out of 10 people voted for Obama and more than 4 out of 10 voted for McCain, it’s not like it’s a landslide or a substantial mandate.

    I mean, if McCain really was 90% Bush, he should have lost 30-70… no?

  2. According to what I heard on NPR (cannot remember if it was local, national, or even BBC feed) a landslide would have been 350 electoral votes. He missed by one.
    I would agree that it is certainly not a mandate– especially in light of some prominent ballot questions in CA and FL. I think it is more a mandate against all things that carry even a whiff of the current administration than it is for the policies and proposals of President-elect Obama.

  3. Karen

    I guess it was a landslide.

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