With Obama taking Ohio he’s projected as winning the presidential race, despite Romney having maintained a strong lead in the popular vote of around a million votes all evening.
What does it all mean?
First, if Romney wins the popular vote (I don’t think he will) while Obama won the electoral college vote expect to see Republicans get behind the National Popular Vote effort in a big, big way.
Second, early reports have Romney winning voters over 65 by 11 points. That’s up 8 points from McCain in 2008.
Romney won 65+ voters by 11 points, up from McCain (+8) & even Bush in ’04 (+5).Hard to blame this on Ryan budget.
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) November 7, 2012
It wasn’t the Ryan budget, or Democrat “Mediscare” tactics that won this for Obama.
Third, conservatives/Republicans need to go back to the drawing board and find a message (and find candidates) that better articulate the limited government message. Clearly, what they’re doing now isn’t working on a national scale.
Fourth, are we at a tipping point in American society where government has become so entrenched in our lives that a majority of Americans can’t help but vote for those who will keep the gravy train running? Maybe it’s just me being morose over Obama’s win, but you begin to wonder if some Americans won’t learn until we really do hit rock bottom in terms of national debt and the economy.