marius2: Weaver95: that makes Obama's win officially a landslide.What is the official cut-off, if there is one, for a landslide victory?
MFAWG: Here's the problem: alot of that electorate is Hispanic and Asian, 2 groups that are somewhat notable for being extremely socially conservative.That actually could be bad news for Obama.
Free Radical: Mandate.
fustanella: How's that for 'small government', rethugs?
heap: acefox1:The Wilford Brimley vote by phone bit in the first segment was ridiculously funny too.*beep* ONE*beep* ONE*beep* ONE
heap: for chrissakes, you're gonna end up stuck all pretzel shaped if you keep this up.
skullkrusher: shastacola: skullkrusher: Perfectly reasonable to assume he is referring to the popular vote in the first sentence.If only he hadn't been so gosh darned specific:"Romney will win the states McCain carried in 2008, plus: Florida, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Minnesota."Of course, we also have the piece in which the sentence in question appears.No mention of the EC at all in there. Weird.
AkaDad: Obama winning Florida was God's will.
TV's Vinnie: [bossip.files.wordpress.com image 427x640]Aaaaaand bowties not only became uncool again, they became ANTI-cool.
Marcus Aurelius: [media.web.britannica.com image 550x379]
The Dog Ate My Homework: Can we really be sure about this? Has Carl Rove analyzed this using Republican math yet?
invisbob: and he went after guns the next day via the un treaty. WTF is wrong with you people?[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x637]/my front yard./works selling guns//business is good. real good.
moop: bowties were never cool.
moop: TV's Vinnie: [bossip.files.wordpress.com image 427x640]Aaaaaand bowties not only became uncool again, they became ANTI-cool.bowties were never cool.
Linux_Yes: New definition of 'cornholed' in webster dictionary: electoral count of 332 to 206.
skullkrusher: yeah, it's real simple.
thamike: It's moot which kind of landslide he had in mind because there was only one kind possible, and only for one of the candidates.
skullkrusher: I just like arguing facts and logic and honesty
skullkrusher: despite what obvious observation
skullkrusher: "I don't need to believe Dick Morris is cartoonishly stupid
KarmicDisaster: skullkrusher:Doxycycline for occasional folliculitus. Not too exciting. Take with a meal or a full glass of water though.folliculitus, that's... what, hairy palms?
skullkrusher: the meat of his prediction
skullkrusher: sugardave: "Romney is going to carry 325 electoral votes." You are claiming two disparate thoughts that give the same outcome, yet have no correlation? Is that what I am to understand here? (sorry, can't watch videos on the plane)sure there's a correlation. He thought Romney would win in a landslide in the pop vote and that would lead to a large victory in the EC. The reason he thinks Romney was going to win in a landslide in the pop vote is because of special magic reading he has into poll figures. The landslide he was referring to was in the pop vote, which translates to a large win in the EC. When he wrote his mea culpa, he says I predicted a Romney landslide [5-10 points in the pop vote] and we got an Obama squeaker [2.5% in pop vote]
skullkrusher: he specifically makes an EC prediction. He also makes a prediction of a landslide which he backs up by using popular vote metrics. This isn't tough. It's the obvious interpretation in fact.
acefox1: The Wilford Brimley vote by phone bit in the first segment was ridiculously funny too.
skullkrusher: heap: skullkrusher: since I don't have to assume that Dick Morris said something that is absurd right on its face, I can easily give him the benefit of the doubtummm...why?that's his job. it says so right on his resume. his tax forms list 'Absurdity' as his occupation.hehe I mean I am not trying to believe he said something as ridiculous as some would have us believe. It is perfectly reasonable to believe that he was referring to the pop vote when he made his landslide prediction and again in his post-morten when he talks about a landslide for Romney (as he predicted) vs a squeaker for Obama (which it was, more or less).In fact, that interpretation makes the absolute most sense and requires no gymnastics whatsoever. He also predicted a large margin of EC votes for Romney but when he makes his landslide prediction he spends most of the time talking about "reading" into polls to get what he believes the true results are. High single digit leads for Romney. Polls measure popular votes. He is using his alleged insight into these polls to predict a landslide. Doesn't take a leap.Once again the internet tries to outsmart itself
heap: skullkrusher: since I don't have to assume that Dick Morris said something that is absurd right on its face, I can easily give him the benefit of the doubtummm...why?that's his job. it says so right on his resume. his tax forms list 'Absurdity' as his occupation.
skullkrusher: sugardave: skullkrusher: Greek: shower_in_my_socks: DICK MORRIS: "We're going to win by a landslide. ...Romney is going to carry 325 electoral votes."So Obama's f won by a landslide, RIGHT DICK?He already called it a "squeaker." So, 325 Republican EVs= a "landslide," while 332 Democratic EVs= a "squeaker." Apparently, Dick Morris still believes in the whole 3/5 person thing.Dick, go suck a toe.ya know, it is quite possible that Dick was referring to a landslide in the popular vote when referring to Romney. Of course that wouldn't allow for the lulzly juxtaposition of comments so I guess there's thatThe quoted sentence would say your analysis is wrong.that ellipses cuts out quite a bit:"We're going to win by a landslide. It will be the biggest surprise in recent American political history. It will rekindle a whole question as to why the media played this race as a nail-biter, where in fact I think that Romney is going to win by quite a bit. My own view is that Romney is going to carry 325 electoral votes."Perfectly reasonable to assume he is referring to the popular vote in the first sentence.
NutWrench: Well, according to Cheney in 2000, you only needed 51% for a "mandate."
skykid: 25.media.tumblr.comThis is the new "chessecake" to me. It just screams "I'm sick of this stupid man world!"
Weaver95: I'm wondering about that myself. I've been saying for a while now that control of information is going to be key to future success of political parties. But was this true of THIS election? that's less clear. I think it's safe to say that online instant fact checking DID play a part in helping to undermine Romney...but how big that role was is less clear. Remember - Romney ran a very sloppy campaign, which muddies the waters when it comes to determining other factors contributing to his loss.
the opposite of charity is justice: I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.
Weaver95: the opposite of charity is justice: I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.it has been very quiet. even my FB conservative friends are almost completely shut down. I think they're still in shock. that should have worn off by next week though.
DubyaHater: Mind of the North Star: [bossip.files.wordpress.com image 500x313][bossip.files.wordpress.com image 500x376][bossip.files.wordpress.com image 427x640]I love itGlorious. I don't care I'm gloating. I heard enough shiat from neocons prior to the election.
Mind of the North Star: [bossip.files.wordpress.com image 500x313][bossip.files.wordpress.com image 500x376][bossip.files.wordpress.com image 427x640]I love it
MFAWG: ....but the reality is that failing to unseat a very, very vulnerable incumbent is bad news for the GOP.
wotthefark: Has Rove called Florida yet or is he waiting for the absentee provisional ballots???
shower_in_my_socks: So Obama's f won by a landslide, RIGHT DICK?
Satosuke: 50.6% of the popular vote vs 47.9% is hardly a landslide...
Weaver95: that makes Obama's win officially a landslide.
Captain Steroid: Okay, NOW it's finally over. :P
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