Qyot27 wrote:The irony was so strong last night I had to keep myself from posting because I feared Murphy's Law would kick in and partially invalidate what I was about to say.
When the projections won it for Obama, immediately the complaints from my parents started about how the Electoral College has overwritten the will of the people and the process is so unfair if he didn't win the popular vote and whatall (taking the time now to note that they are Republicans, or at least my dad is)...and they went to bed. Two hours later...
Granted, I vaguely remember them saying the same thing in 2000 with all the ridiculousness when Gore won the popular vote but lost the College (and we live in Florida, so we had front row seats), and I'm inclined to agree that having a straight popular vote is less contentious on the whole, even though I was happy when the initial EV count was in. But how many do you wanna bet will stand up to defend the Electoral College because it got them Bush, but now talk out the other side of their mouth and started to decry it just because they lost before the popular vote further secured that fact? That's where the irony really was/would have been.
BasharOfTheAges wrote:The funny part ends up being, Obama now has the popular vote too, so all the bitching over it was for naught. All the people claiming Romney had it did so before counting CA... the state with the most people voting by a huge margin and the one that's heavily (D).
It really is all about making up your own little world and getting pissed when reality comes a-knockin. It was never really as close as all the news reports made it seem. That was just a naritive to get out the vote and keep people glued to their TVs. And i'm pretty damn impressed at how many people showed up.
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