Sunday, November 11, 2012

Obama Won by a Landslide

Yahoo News reports
President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000.

No matter the outcome, Obama had already clinched re-election and now has 332 electoral votes to Romney's 206.
The win gave Obama victories in eight of the nine swing states, losing only North Carolina. In addition to Florida, he won Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Virginia, Colorado and Nevada.
I suppose there are different ways to define "landslide."Merriam-Webster says this:
a : a great majority of votes for one side
b : an overwhelming victory

A simpler way might be if Obama wins Florida and almost all the other swing states, that's a landslide. If this keeps up, I guess we'll have to reconsider who holds the crown this year.

Another way is to look at those electoral votes. The popular vote was a bit closer but not what some folks had hoped.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. The Electoral College is all or nothing, except in Maine and Nebraska. The margin of victory was thin in every swing state.

    But do enjoy four more years of getting not much done.

  2. Four more years should just about do it.

    orlin sellers