Thursday, November 08, 2012

Mitt Romney - Florida Quitter

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/08/3087995/romney-campaign-we-lost-florida.html

This gives Obama 332 electoral votes to Romney's 206. 

In the past 50 years, here are the best and worst performances by candidates, from biggest ass kicking to closest electoral battle:

Destructions:

1984 - Reagan over Mondale 525-13
1972 - Nixon over McGovern 520-17 (one elector voted for someone else)
1980 - Reagan over Carter 489-49
1964 - Johnson over Goldwater 486-57

Real Bad Beat Downs:
1988 GHW Bush over Dukakis 426-111
1996 Clinton over Dole and Perot 379-159
1992 Clinton over GHW Bush and Perot 370-169

Won Very Solidly:
2008 Obama over McCain 365-173
2012 Obama over Romney 332-206

Won
1968 Nixon over Humphrey and Wallace 301-191-46
1976 Carter over Ford 297-240

Barely Squeaked By
2004 GW Bush over Kerry  286-251

2000 - Bush over Gore 271-266

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