Why Obama is in far worse shape than 2008

May 10, 2012
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Michael Barone explains:

In 2008, Obama won 53 percent of the vote, the highest percentage for any Democratic nominee in history except Andrew Jackson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. Now he’s averaging 46 percent in recent polls.

That’s much closer to the 45 percent that Democratic candidates won in elections to the House in 2010. And in the last three presidential elections, the winning candidate has won the same percentage (or within 1 percent) as his party’s percentage in House elections two years before.

Obama had a popular-vote margin of 7 percent in 2008. But Republicans had a margin of 7 percent in the popular vote for the House in 2010. If you tote up the electoral votes in the states they carried, you find them with a 351–184 edge over Democrats (the remaining three in the District of Columbia are obviously Democratic).

26 Responses to Why Obama is in far worse shape than 2008

  1. Bizman on May 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Aaah, the more we get to know ya’ Mittster…

    AN ARREST RECORD.

    “GOP hopeful arrested in 1981 Charge dismissed in boating case
    [City Edition]
    Boston Globe (pre-1997 Fulltext) – Boston, Mass.
    Author: Frank Phillips, Globe Staff
    Date: May 5, 1994
    Start Page: 37
    Section: METRO/REGION
    Text Word Count: 525
    Abstract (Document Summary)
    The charges against [Romney] were dropped several days later and officially dismissed in February 1982 at Natick District Court. At Romney’s request, the judge also agreed to seal the records, making them unavailable for public inspection.

    Romney said the guard told him not to put the boat in the water or he would be ticketed and fined $50. Frustrated and feeling that the license was still somewhat visible, Romney defied the order, saying it would be worth his while to be fined $50 to enjoy the day on the lake with his family.

    When he began to put his boat in the water again, Romney said the park ranger reappeared, furious over Romney’s defiance, and arrested him. Romney said he was handcuffed and taken to the Natick police station and booked.

  2. bobo on May 10, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I seriously rolling on the floor laughing, that’s the best you’ve got?? What’s next Mitt was once seen sitting in his car to warm up while filling his gas tank in defiance of the clearly posted sticker warning against it? You liberal trolls with your DU talking points are hilarious.

  3. bobo is a moron on May 10, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I seriously rolling on the floor laughing

    You really need to get out more. And watch your grammar, the double standard conservatives here absolutely hate poor grammar.

  4. Bizman on May 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

    ” that’s the best you’ve got??”

    I’m sure lots more will come up, trickle trickle trickle…a pattern of entitlement, bullying, flip-flopping, disregard for life, and lying is clearly emerging as the conventional wisdom on Willard’s unique personality. Ill-suited for public service.

    And the MSM has barely touched his membership in the cult of Mormonism.

    The Manchurian Mormon.

  5. Bizman on May 10, 2012 at 11:45 am

    And here’s one take on what it means about Mitt:

    “Think about that. Let it sit in for a minute. Smug prep school, son-of-a-governor thug Mitt Romney was so incensed by his classmate’s haircut that after obsessing about it for days, he appointed himself the vigilante of his prep school, rounded up a posse of his friends, and attacked this poor kid. Mitt Romney stood over him, ignoring his tears and screams, chopping away at his classmate with a pair of scissors because “He can’t look like that. That’s wrong.”
    Haha. Funny prank, Mitt. Hilarious. So hilarious that three decades later, the boy who was attacked said, “It was horrible … It’s something I have thought about a lot since then.”

    “Here’s the thing that’s most remarkable of all: Mitt wants to brush away this “prank” as some silly little unmemorable incident that happened 48 years ago, but Mitt Romney hasn’t changed at all. He’s still going around with his posse—the right-wing extremists—bullying and taunting and attacking the people he doesn’t like. He’s still so incensed at the thought of people being gay that he wants to amend the Constitution to outlaw their relationships.”

  6. Mitt! The Musical! on May 10, 2012 at 11:53 am

    The Manchurian Mormon.

    Look on the bright side, four years of Christmas at the White House with the Tabernacle Choir.

  7. ken_phd on May 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Bizman:

    Good find. Definitely indicative of a troubled youth. I’d run with it.

    Now about those rumors that Obama finds the Shih Tzu breed to be the most tender and flavorful……

  8. Bizman on May 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Ken, one is rumors, the other fact. I’d say we get it all out there and see what happens, eh?

  9. Bizman on May 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    “Look on the bright side, four years of Christmas at the White House with the Tabernacle Choir.”

    And a West Wing expansion to house all the wives and children.

  10. anonymous un-RINO on May 10, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    While crapweasel Willard was busily trashing his primary opposition, team Obambi was just sitting there smirking, and waiting to show him what “trashing” was all about. How predictable is this? So Willard is a gay bashing boat thieving criminal? Hell, they’re moving even faster than I thought. And it’s all fair, apparently, because Willard made negative campaigning into an art form.

  11. ken has a phd in snark on May 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Now about those rumors that Obama finds the Shih Tzu breed to be the most tender and flavorful…

    Good find. Definitely indicative of a troubled 9 yo. I’d run with it.

    Oh, you have, and will continue, never mind.

  12. anonymous un-RINO, not so bright on May 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Hell, they’re moving even faster than I thought.

    Just because the thoughts fly out your ass, doesn’t mean that you have to type them.

  13. ken_phd on May 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    anonymous un-RINO:

    “So Willard is a gay bashing boat thieving criminal?”

    You can be sure SNL is working on a skit.

    But, on the plus side, I didn’t think he had it in him. I am starting to warm up to the guy. Perhaps there’s a few macho bones left in him.

  14. kenny does snark on May 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    You can be sure SNL is working on a skit.

    More Carhartt. I’ve got a fever.

    Perhaps there’s a few macho bones left in him.

    Some fall duck hunting. Swagger up to the podium like GW, and he’s there.

  15. bizman's psychotropic drugs aren't working on May 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Based on his posts, the only hope for bizman is repeated electroshock therapy.

  16. Mad Dog's sock puppets on May 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Hi everybody!

  17. A Thug Goes to Washington on May 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I am starting to warm up to the guy.

    Here, you will really feel warm and fuzzy, from ABC:

    “One former classmate and old friend of Romney’s – who refused to be identified by name – said there are “a lot of guys” who went to Cranbrook who have “really negative memories” of Romney’s behavior in the dorms, behavior this classmate describes as “evil” and “like Lord of the Flies.”

    Evil. Lord of the Flies. Tailor-made!

  18. In the anonymous un-RINO style on May 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    See, that’s how it works, if you are in an elite private high school, the Mormon thug will become the evil Lord of the Flies ringleader. He will pin gay kids down and cut their long blond hair. See, that’s how it works, if you are the Governor’s son and a Mormon thug in high school.

  19. In the anonymous un-RINO style on May 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    See, Bush’s father was President, so Bush ran for President. Crapweasel progressive Willard’s father was Governor, so Willard runs for Governor. That’s how it works, and we conservatives love it. The sons act out in their youth, in rebellion of their fathers, but then come around to impress their fathers. We conservatives love it, see, that’s how it works.

  20. ATTILA on May 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    we are slipping back into a double dip recession, over which the impostor poseur in th offal orifice has little control. he has crapped his own messkit, he can live with it.

  21. ATTILA on May 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    We conservatives love it, see, that’s how it works.

    Like rand paul following daddy into politics. Like Al gore following his daddy into politics. Like the kennedy dynasty and their political daisey chain.

  22. MikeN on May 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Obama in Dreams From My Father, speaks of bullying the other black girl in school, out of shame. Bill Ayers is really putting a damper on Obama’s campaign talking points.

  23. Bizman is an idiot on May 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Biznut seems nervous and highly anxious today.

    That silly boating story shows just how desperate and pathetic you’ve become.

    Go take a nap, moron.

  24. Evan3457 on May 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    None of this matters one bit.

    Too many people have lost jobs and given up hope.

  25. Arizona CJ on May 10, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Personally, I’d like to thank Bizman for posting that story on Romney’s arrest. It did change my view on Romney slightly; he clearly disobeyed a meddlesome bureaucrat. A downright libertarian thing to do.

    I now think better of Romney than I did.

    Thanks, Bizman.

  26. bizman's psychotropic drugs aren't working on May 11, 2012 at 6:31 am

    We’re having trouble with Bizman’s electroshock therapy. we’re not equipped to implant cranial implants when the cranium is in the anus.

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