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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:46 PM Dec 2012

Just curious - what were your thoughts about Obama's win vs. Romney's chances [View all]

Personally I think it was the media and especially Faux News who tried their hardest to make the election look close. After the conventions it seemed just about everyday there was a new poll out there that said 'Romney is close' and 'it's a tight race'. Yet everyday I looked at Electoral Vote.com and not once did Obama ever go below 270 Electoral votes. I mean just because it's 47%-45% in a national poll that doesn't mean it's a close race. It's all down to the electoral votes and those pesky swing states.

So be honest, did you think Obama was a sure win or did you have doubts. Just interested in how people perceived this election. I remember in 2008 after the VP debates that it was pretty much in the bag for Obama but honestly, I don't think I ever doubted one day that Obama could lose this. Maybe be a bit closer in the votes but I always felt Obama had what it takes to win. And mind you I'm no Nate Silvers, just someone who has watched years of election returns.

So vote her for your thoughts on the past election.

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I was absolutely shocked Obama won at all
0 (0%)
I think if it was one of the other known GOP contenders that Obama could have lost (ie Bachmann, Perry, Gingrich, Santorum, Cain, Huntsman, Paul)
1 (7%)
I think if one of the GOPers who sat out this election had run, Obama could have lost (ie Jeb Bush, Christie, Rubio)
1 (7%)
I was a bit nervous leading up to the convention but afterwards felt Obama had it in the bag.
0 (0%)
I had some doubts after the first debate and Obama's poor performance.
5 (33%)
I thought the race was going to be close but that Obama would win in the end.
5 (33%)
I wasn't sure until after Hurricane Sandy when Obama came out looking Presidential
0 (0%)
I had no doubts whatsoever that Obama would win.
3 (20%)
Other (please post and let us know)
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Other Ohio Joe Dec 2012 #1
I still believe that Romney really only got about 43-45% of the votes LynneSin Dec 2012 #3
Other: I never ever trusted the people who lied us into a war, they do that shit they'll do anything uponit7771 Dec 2012 #2
To be honest if we lost it would have been for just that reason LynneSin Dec 2012 #6
+1 Scuba Dec 2012 #20
That's my Other too. nt frogmarch Dec 2012 #21
When an Irish betting firm paid out two days early... CJCRANE Dec 2012 #4
I was nervously hopeful. The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #5
yup, I kept thinking of 2004 as well renate Dec 2012 #17
I Was Sure Obama Would Win an Honest Election AndyTiedye Dec 2012 #7
Agree 100% LynneSin Dec 2012 #8
I stated often during the campaign that no amount of money would help Romney market a bad productů Journeyman Dec 2012 #9
Karl Rove and $300 million LynneSin Dec 2012 #11
John Connally outspent all other candidates in 1980 and garnered only 1 delegate . . . Journeyman Dec 2012 #18
I said it here in July. warrior1 Dec 2012 #10
If a reasonable republican (eg. Jeb Bush) had wanted to run and survived the primaries... TrogL Dec 2012 #12
I keep wondering about that LynneSin Dec 2012 #15
I got nervous after the first debate democrattotheend Dec 2012 #13
I voted "no doubt" but it was more like "very little doubt." Uncle Joe Dec 2012 #14
I knew the President would win, especially after the 47% comment. GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #16
I was nervous after the first debate,but sufrommich Dec 2012 #19
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