How Obama won the day

  • Article by: ADAM NAGOURNEY, ASHLEY PARKER, JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY , New York Times
  • Updated: November 11, 2012 - 6:05 AM

Just 30 days before the election, his campaign appeared to be in trouble. A look at how he saved his candidacy.

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whatever2012Nov. 10, 12 4:39 PM

He did it because the people that voted for him are not right in the head!!! Nothing like seeing the destruction of America right before our eyes.

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pitythefoolsNov. 10, 12 5:16 PM

Up to election day the polls showed the race narrower and narrower, some of them even showing Romney winning. The result, a wide margin victory for Obama at 332 electoral votes to Romneys 206. Pollsters should just stay quiet, their numbers are useless.

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mspreader1Nov. 10, 12 5:19 PM

he did it because the democratic party has out marketed the republicans the last 10 years....period. it has nothing to do with issues, its simply that democrats have been able to spin their positions to be better and the oppositions worse. really, the issue is simple...the democratic platform is simply much larger than than conservative republicans. if your principles include a limit to the role of govt...you become pretty obsolete when the other party simply is saying they are the opposite. it has nothing to do with what is perceived as "right" or "wrong" by the public, because there is no such thing. nobody knows the right answer because nobody has the power to control every moving part that a decision is based on. the reality is, democrats really one because republicans weren't able to effectively market their positions and because of their stance on immigration...period.

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milo1949Nov. 10, 12 5:20 PM

Romney was the wrong candidate. If the Republicans do not run a better candidate in the future their party is finished.

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pinky1933Nov. 10, 12 5:34 PM

even after voter suppression efforts that made elderly people - many in minority presincts stand in line for 5 hours, Obama still won. never again should America's senior citizens - ANY citizens for that matter - should be forced to endure so much to cast their vote. it's immoral to the core.

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janderson2Nov. 10, 12 6:15 PM

The 5 states with the lowest unemployment and stable budgets..4 of them voted Romney. The 5 states with the worst unemployment...4 of them voted Obama. Think about this. There's a message there folks. We're rotting from within. Al'Queda doesn't have to do a thing except sit back and watch.

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jessy03Nov. 10, 12 6:18 PM

I think he won it because: 1. The majority felt he did a good job in his first term - given the unprecedented disaster he was handed. 2. The majority just didn't like or trust his arrogant opponents: Romney and Ryan. 3. The majority was willing to give him another term - hello - they gave Bush 2 terms and his second term was largely due to his handling of 9/11 (whether that is valid I don't know). 4. They like his wife. :-))

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crystalbayNov. 10, 12 6:44 PM

Obama won the day because under his leadership the GDP has grown, the DOW has doubled, the UE rate is going down, 5.5 million jobs have been added, bin Laden & 22 terrorists are dead, health care reform was passed, housing is up, auto industry saved, consumer confidence is up, and several dozen other improvements. We are FAR better off than four years ago, much as the right wing denies the facts. If all these factual improvements are what you call people "not being right in the head", I'd have to question your own sanity.

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crystalbayNov. 10, 12 6:56 PM

Obama "won the day" because he's REAL. We know him, his values, his vision, his heart. With Romney, we didn't know who he really was because he changed from one day to the next and he hid most of his history as well as what he'd do as president. And he lied shamelessly day after day. America was never going to elect someone this disingenuous and dishonest.

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wardnjuneNov. 10, 12 6:58 PM

No, he won because the Dems reached out to ALL voters, not just the rich, white guys. Sorry, but that's the plain truth. The GOP has some serious soul-searching to do if they want to be at all relevant in the coming years. The country is changing - the demographics are changing. White people will soon be in the minority here. I'm fine with that, but a lot of people are not and it's presented quite a challenge. We're a melting pot and we need to figure out a way to, well, meld. Obviously, the Democrats have demonstrated a better ability to adapt than the Republicans...thus, the thumping. And that's exactly why you're now seeing people like Sean Hannity saying he's changing his mind on immigration reform. Move forward or forever be left behind. You choose.

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