GOP-sized Mandate

“The Democrats can’t push the “not a landslide” theme too far. How many Democratic presidential candidates in the last ONE HUNDRED YEARS have matched Bush’s popular vote share? FDR, LBJ…(er, that’s it). Simple majority? NOT Wilson, Truman, Kennedy or Clinton (only Carter, who had 50.08%). Few if any Democrats urged restraint on Carter or Clinton.It’s true Bush didn’t do so well by GOP standards. Every 20th Century Republican — Teddy Roosevelt, Taft, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Eisenhower, Nixon (’72), and Reagan — did better than Bush, in most cases significantly so, especially in re-elections.At best, the Democrats’ talking point could be that Bush didn’t win a true GOP-sized mandate, merely a Democratic one.”

from Econopundit

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