Anatomy of a White House win: how Obama outmaneuvered Romney

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GeorgeBMac wrote:

The premise of the article — at least that in the headline saying Obama won by defining Romney is an insult to voters…

Obama did not define Romney. Romney defined Romney. He is a financier who made a fortune by running American companies into bankruptcy. Even his Republican opponents said that.

Obama exposed him. He did not define him.

Nov 08, 2012 4:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ThomasShaf wrote:

Finally, the inbred Florida Republican machine was outsmarted by the Democratic Party. Florida results were not even in when the 270 count was reached. The election did not turn on Florida. Hopefully, this will be the end of “minority” blackmail by anti-democratic Republicans, I will call them “Royalists” who think we should return to feudal times. The cuban “intelligencia” who whould have, and have brought, the caste system to Florida should go home if they believe in that system. I would like to see them embrace the American Democratic process more – the rule of law, and be more American patirots than “dual-citizens” with more rights than other Americans when traveling to and aiding a people so close.
Thomas E. Shafovaloff

Nov 08, 2012 4:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
skparekh wrote:

Oh cool… Should I point you to your article earlier today of how demographics (and Tea party crazies) aren’t helping republicans in anyway? And yes, Ryan was a mistake. Didn’t really bring any independents onboard.

Nov 08, 2012 4:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Obama’s winning formula: Run against today’s broken GOP of birthers, evolution doubters, hillbillies and other AM radio conspiracy theorists.

The results speak for themselves. Obama = 2-term President.

Nov 08, 2012 4:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Caspary wrote:

Obama won because he is a nice guy you can have a beer with. Romney is a nice guy too, unfortunately he doesn’t drink alcohol. But the Republican Party is an awful party that condones homophobes, women-haters, talibanic evangelicals, racist right-wingers, senile conservatives aka dictators (my way or the highway) etc etc etc. Outdated party for old white gun-totting men only.

Nov 08, 2012 5:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Calvin2k wrote:

The premise of this article is weak. Obama won because Republicans don’t have any good ideas, and their candidate was a very bad at lying.

Nov 08, 2012 5:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

Obama won because the Republicans nominated Romney. Had the nominated Paul who scared them and had principals that haven’t changed over his last 30 years, things quite possibly would have been different. But the Republicans are slow learners.

Nov 08, 2012 5:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse

If Obama was white, he would have lost by 49 states. Come on Reuters, tell it like it really is.

Nov 08, 2012 5:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

First of all, Obama didn’t even win. Recently I was a non-partisan political science analyst on FoxNews named Karl Rove and he was saying that technically Obama did not even win. If you look at the Constitution and the birth certificate issue and all of that. Plus BENGHAZI! Romney technically won.

And this analyst was neutral. He had no reason to lie.

Nov 08, 2012 6:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fred5407 wrote:

This is interesting. We now have a second term president who knows how to campaign, blame others for his mistakes, and who has not a clue how to run the country. Help

Nov 08, 2012 6:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
js2012 wrote:

Reuters should have said “How we helped Obama win the election”. It was a wily campaign designed to hoodwink people away from the main issues to nasty personal attacks. If not for this campaign, Obama could not have withstood the scrutiny of his failed policies all around. Thanks to the media that he won and thanks to 50% Americans who still don’t know what’s going on.

Nov 08, 2012 6:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
js2012 wrote:

Reuters should have said “How we helped Obama win the election”. It was a wily campaign designed to hoodwink people away from the main issues to nasty personal attacks. If not for this campaign, Obama could not have withstood the scrutiny of his failed policies all around. Thanks to the media that he won and thanks to 50% Americans who still don’t know what’s going on.

Nov 08, 2012 6:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
js2012 wrote:

Reuters should have said “How we helped Obama win the election”. It was a wily campaign designed to hoodwink people away from the main issues to nasty personal attacks. If not for this campaign, Obama could not have withstood the scrutiny of his failed policies all around. Thanks to the media that he won and thanks to 50% Americans who still don’t know what’s going on.

Nov 08, 2012 6:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
js2012 wrote:

Reuters should have said “How we helped Obama win the election”. It was a wily campaign designed to hoodwink people away from the main issues to nasty personal attacks. If not for this campaign, Obama could not have withstood the scrutiny of his failed policies all around. Thanks to the media that he won and thanks to 50% Americans who still don’t know what’s going on.

Nov 08, 2012 6:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
js2012 wrote:

Reuters should have said “How we helped Obama win the election”. It was a wily campaign designed to hoodwink people away from the main issues to nasty personal attacks. If not for this campaign, Obama could not have withstood the scrutiny of his failed policies all around. Thanks to the media that he won and thanks to 50% Americans who still don’t know what’s going on.

Nov 08, 2012 6:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JoeObserver wrote:

Romney lost because of negative campaign by the Obama camp. Romney was portrayed as a bad guy. In reality, he may not be a bad guy. He is a straightforward guy and says what he means. H
Secondly, Republicans were never united. Look at Chris Christie praising Obama. As a democrat, Bill Clinton campaigned for Obama. How many Republican ex presidents campaigned for Romney?

Nov 08, 2012 6:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

Right, America did not re-elect President Obama because we like his views, we were tricked into it.
GIVE IT A REST.
YOU RIDICULOUS CLOWN LOST.
I didn’t vote so much for President Obama, as I did AGAINST that idiot Romney.

Nov 08, 2012 6:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

JoeObserver writes: “Romney lost because of negative campaign by the Obama camp. Romney was portrayed as a bad guy. In reality, he may not be a bad guy.”

Victim mentality sets in.

Nov 08, 2012 7:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bagehot wrote:

Neither Romney nor Ryan could deliver his own state. Even Leiberman could manage that much. This is one very lost elephant.

Nov 08, 2012 7:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Timeonmyside wrote:

Yea but the problem is now Obama has to work this time around no free ride.. Its do time for him and he can’t blame his last four years on someone else?? I bet in six months America will have buyers remorse big time. Fasten your seat belts folks this going to some ride,,

Nov 08, 2012 8:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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