(Examiner) Please refresh the memory of us old, white dudes who voted for the guy who ran against Barack Obama. We are easily confused, as you can tell by listening to Joe Biden. We have difficulty remembering things like how thoroughly the incumbent trounced his Republican opponent in Tuesday’s presidential election. Oh wait, that’s right: Obama received 51% of the popular vote (60.5 million) to Mitt Romney’s 49% (57.5 million votes). Not such a trouncing after all.
Come to think of it, Obama pulled in 9 million fewer votes this time than he did in 2008, which makes him the first president in over a century to win fewer popular votes in his re-election bid than in his initial run.