Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Mandate? …..you bet!
I'm amused by the wishful talk among some Republicans who are claiming that President Obama didn't get "a mandate" on Nov. 6, when he defeated Mitt Romney and won re-election.
I'm really disappointed that some in the news media and the cable TV talking heads and the political blogosphere are treating this loose talk as if it were news, something we need to discuss….
Here's the way I see it:
President Obama won. A majority of those who went to the polls voted for him.
Romney collected 2 million fewer votes than McCain got in 2008.
There will be more Democrats in Congress next year.
There will be a few more Democrats in the new Senate, and a few more Democrats in the new House.
On balance, American voters gave the nod to Democrats last week.
What did President Obama and Democrats get? It's what we call "a mandate."
In real simple terms, it's what the Republicans did NOT get last week. Apparently nearly all of them got the message.