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  •  This is just wrong (4+ / 0-)
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    madhaus, Chitown Kev, Vetwife, Eric Nelson

    and I will tell you I think this is important.

    In 2008 Obama won by 7.3 nationallly, but won Florida by only 2.8.  In 2012 Obama is up about 3.3 nationally, but he won Florida by about 1.   Obama outperformed in Florida relative to his national performance in 2012 when compared to 2008.

    This is in turn a part of some very important changes here that this state that are making it easier for Democrats to win.  In the state legislature we picked up 7 seats, and we beat 2 incumbents in the House.

    I had thought until 2012 that Florida was trending Republican. That theory got blown apart here on election night - and I don't think either side has yet digested how big the change here is.

    The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

    by fladem on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:14:39 PM PST

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