Originally Posted by Jekyll15Hyde
You are also failing to realize that it was the influence from the ultra-right that blew it for him. His primary positions were extremist - and he had to to get out of there - and his VP choice was FAR right. Just because he backed away from them towards the end doesnt mean he is a moderate.
The other thing that blew it for him was the voter suppression really angered the D base and they turned out almost as good as 08. Massive backfire.
Not so much. If you'd like me to show how many things O was hard left on during election season before doing some real world moderation we can do that.
And O nowhere near matched 2008. He's about 10 million votes shy as of right now. As I said elsewhere he likely won't see as many votes as Bush got in 2004. This was a suppression election and the strategy paid off.