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  •  I'm not a gambling man. (2+ / 0-)
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    But election night made me wish I was.  I know a few R's who were certain Romney was about to win big.  If only I had wagered a little...

    Early to rise and early to bed Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead. --Not Benjamin Franklin

    by Boundegar on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 06:45:14 AM PST

    •  Even though I could see a huge (1+ / 0-)
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      shift in public perception of Obama and he clearly had the better campaign and the intelligent polling clearly pointed out his overwhelming lead, all the crap about voter disenfranchisement, voting machine vulnerabilities, etc. had me scared to death.  I don't think I could have put a penny on the Democrat's chances until the results started rolling in.  I was truly worried the Republicans had a fix in to steal it.  I think many of them did too.  Problem for them is you can only truly steal it if it's close.  I'm convinced we won even bigger than the final results.

      "A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism." -- Carl Sagan

      by artmartin on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 08:34:31 AM PST

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      •  The Obama campaign were so good... (1+ / 0-)
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        I hope the Dems don't get lazy and forget how hard they have to work to win, and work smart.  Obama has revolutionized campaigns.  Now we have to embrace it and run with the model.  I think Hillary will, if she is a smart as she is supposed to be.  She ran a bad campaign in the Dem primary, I hoped she learned a lesson.  We want to win in 2016 or Obamacare gets it.  And no, I don't believe that the repeal of Obamacare will bring single payer.  But that single payer will grow from Obamacare.  IMHO

        "Republicans are the party that says that government doesn't work, then they get elected and prove it."-- PJ O'Rourke

        by nocynicism on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 08:54:30 AM PST

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