All day we have heard Republicans saying that this election was in no way a mandate and the country is still very much on the right. Andrew Sullivan posts this from a reader:
The Democratic presidential nominee has won the popular vote four out of the last five elections.
In 2000 Al Gore won the popular vote. We all know that. In 2004 Bush got the popular vote by about 3 million. Compare that to the 8 million Obama won it by, yet that 3 million in 2004 and loss in 2000 of the popular vote was something the spinsters are using as evidence this country is moving to the right. It’s amazing how they try to rewrite history so much.