How many times have you heard the word "historic" in reference to this election? Yes, it is the first time for a black Presidency, and it is also historic we have elected the most hard-left candidate without deception since Henry Wallace assumed the Vice-Presidency, as Victor Davis Hanson points out.
But the road to the White House also has a rather conventional explanation.
CNN's Political Ticker is reporting that the voter turn-out was almost EXACTLY THE SAME as 2004.
What was the difference? Low turn-out for Republicans.
And what does that mean? The GOP nominated the wrong guy, that's what.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – A new report from American University’s Center for the Study of the American Electorate concludes that voter turnout in Tuesday’s election was the same in percentage terms as it was four years ago — or at most has risen by less than 1 percent.
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The report released Thursday estimates that between 126.5 and 128.5 million Americans cast ballots in the presidential election earlier this week. Those figures represent 60.7 percent or, at most, 61.7 percent of those eligible to vote in the country.
“A downturn in the number and percentage of Republican voters going to the polls seemed to be the primary explanation for the lower than predicted turnout,” the report said. Compared to 2004, Republican turnout declined by 1.3 percentage points to 28.7 percent, while Democratic turnout increased by 2.6 points from 28.7 percent in 2004 to 31.3 percent in 2008.