Originally Posted by Direckshun
So you've decided to move the goalposts on what a mandate is. Meh well -- that's your right and everything, but the guy won a majority of the vote and a whopping 330 EVs. But because he crushed his previous opponent even worse, this victory therefore is not a mandate.
Again, that's on you if you believe it. That certainly was Hannity's line last night.
Not moving any goalposts at all. Yes, Obama won over 300 electoral votes. Many of those also came from states he won 51-49, etc.
Reagan won a mandate because of "Reagan Democrats"....when you can point to a segment of the opposing party and label them like that, you have a mandate.
Can you point out any "Obama Republicans"? Did not think so.
Don't care what Hannity says, I don't watch his show. I am sure he was pretty depressed though. And I don't watch Maddow either, but I am sure she was doing a happy dance on her show. Common sense tells you that.