Onion: Financial Expert Offers Obsessive Recession Tips

229 5:52:19 pm PDT

re: #194 Univac

I recall that Bush did not have a mandate, since only 51% voted for him. Why should Obama have a mandate with only a 52% vote. This seems pretty much a 50/50 type event. He is not just the president of those who agree with him, he is the president of the entire USA.

Atlas of Election Results:

2000 - Bush 47.8%, Gore 48.3% (Bush won by electoral college votes, not the popular vote)
2004 Bush 50.7%, Kerry 47.2%
2008 - Obama 52.8%, McCain 45.6%