BTW- If Bush earned political capital in 2004, can we call this a fucking landslide yet?
The answer my friends is, yes. Bush “won” in 2000 with 271 electoral votes. In 2004 he upped that to a massive 286.
Obama underperformed his 365 from 2008 to end up with, likely, 332 this time around. In short, enough though he lost 33 electoral votes, he still beat Bush’s best result by 46. Bush, you will recall, pursued a maximalist agenda his entire eight years in office.
I know we all know all of this. But over the next few weeks, the President is going to be besieged with advice from “centrists” to “compromise” with the GOP, to reach across the aisle, to be bipartisan. We need to continue pressing our agenda and values. We’ve won the war. Now we need to win the peace.