I thought Hillary would be the nominee and Obama the VP pick
I thought Romney would be the republican nominee
I thought that there would be a lot more voter suppression (re: Ohio 2004, FL 2000)
I didn't think Obama would pick Hillary for VP (although I would not have been unhappy if he had)
I thought the Palin pick would move over any Hillary supporters back over into Obama's side (if they hadn't already migrated) and become very vocal and loud Obama supporters
I knew that Bill & Hillary would be behind Obama
I knew that once Palin was picked, the republican ticket was NOT going to run on the issues anymore, but red-meat.
I thought that Obama would win by a huge margin both in popular vote & EV
I thought that the old issues of Ayers and Wright, which were played out on national TV during the primaries, would not have the same impact during the GE. The shock value was gone by that time
I knew that if economy was the number 1 issue, Obama would win hands-down with no problems
That said, I still was biting my nails until Ohio was called for Obama - I knew it was over then.
look, Obama got a landslide - a friggin' REAL mandate.
there is nothing wrong with working on the things we can agree on with the republicans, but that doesn't mean we are supposed to give in to every friggin' thing
Clinton had to do this for a lot of stuff because he was forced to work with a republican congress
Obama has a democratic congress. People want healthcare, they want education, they want energy independence.
IT IS A MANDATE. If GWB could do what he did with his totals from the GE's, for crying out loud, Obama certainly can do it.
Unless we want to lose in 4 years, we better produce our brand and make it better for Americans. Otherwise, we will have another election where the pundits will state there is no difference between the democratic & republican candidate (Gore V Bush, anyone?)
the pundits are spinning like crazy. Obama needs to run the country center-right, doncha know. Because a huge popular vote lead and electoral landslide for a democrat is not a mandate - unlike the one state victory for GWB
Clinton had the same problem - so, I do hope that we don't get stuck with the center-right bullshit for the next 8 years