Clinton's testicle lockbox is big enough for the entire Democrat hierarchy, not just some people in the media." , and then there was Chris Matthews and he said , “The reason she's a U.S. senator, the reason she's a candidate for president, the reason she may be a front-runner is her husband messed around." . Although these are clearly Republican pundits, these remarks made people start thinking more of her as a woman rather that a qualified person for President. My Grandfather, a die hard Democratic, believes that Bill Clinton was the best president we have ever had, but he thought maybe Mr. Clinton came out a little arrogant.
Though Al Gore won the popular vote by 48.4% Bush won the votes of the Electoral College which resulted in him winning the Presidential election. Another example that presents Electoral Colleges distorted nature is the 1996 election in which Bill Clinton achieved 49% of the popular vote and went on to achieve 70% of the Electoral College vote. However, this is a weak argument as prior to this election it never occurred that a running candidate had more Electoral College votes without gaining the majority of votes in the national popular vote. A national popular vote would allow democracy to function in its most pure form by selecting the President based on the national popular
The New World Times How will the constitution affect the presidential elections? In terms of this, the constitution will affect the elections because the federalists and the anti-federalists will oppose to vote for the right representative but because that the representative comes from that class…… the classes will only vote for their representative. This attempt will trouble the nation with election issues and pretty soon… the constitution will be abandoned set America for a monarchy. Editor’s opinion In my opinion the U.S constitution provided more detailed political laws that was able to help out the economy itself to prevent form having a dictatorship. However the constitution first needed to be discussed before being passed out
People vote for electors, and those electors elect the president. The problem with this is that someone can win the presidency without winning the popular vote. Majority of Americans could have voted for President X, but President Y could still win. One recent example of this occurring is in the 2000 election, Bush v. Gore. “In 2000, Democrat Al Gore won the popular vote in the election, with 50,992,335 votes to 50,455,156 votes for George W. Bush.” (http://www.deseretnews.com/top/1093/9/2000-George-W-Bush-vs-Al-Gore-10-of-theclosest-presidential-elections-in-United-States-history.html) Al Gore had about half of a million more votes than George Bush.
For example the three mid-terms where this happened were 1934, when Roosevelt won 9 more seats, 1998, when Clinton won 5 more seats and 2002, when George W. Bush won 8 more seats. This helps to show that the President’s performance is judged massively and it’s almost certain that if the electorate feel that the President’s performance has been unsatisfactory then the President’s party will do poorly in the midterms. This really emphasis’s the fact that midterms act as almost a voice for the electorate, which can let the President know exactly what they think about what type of job he or she is doing so far, by simply voting for the other party in the election. Therefore commentators have argued that midterms are a referendum on the performance of the president because the President almost always seems to lose seats in the House of Representatives, which can act as almost a ‘wake up call’ for the President, letting him or her know that they need to improve the job their doing in office so far. However other commentators have argued that mid-term elections are not merely a referendum on the performance of the President because the turnout is almost always low.
Such confusion meant that the die hard Republicans and Moderate Republicans both felt confused on his stance and therefore would have lead to a shrinking in his voter base. Typically Romney would garner a greater portion of the white vote however in 2012 in Ohio 329,000 fewer whites voted, which shows Romney’s failure to get out support and general connection to his voter base in such a key swing
Patrick Kim HIS-112 US Hist Since Reconst August 4, 2010 The United States presidential election of 2000 was the epic battle between Republican candidate George Walker Bush and Democratic candidate Al Gore. At the time George Bush was the governor of Texas and Al Gore was the Vice President to Bill Clinton. The unfortunate outcome of the election was the victory of Bush narrowly winning the November 7th election with 271 electoral votes compared to Gore’s 266(Federal Election Commission). The winner of the election was determined by the 25 electoral votes coming from Florida and this is where the major controversy stems from. Clearly, some awry events occurred that prevented the election of the true President of the United States, Al Gore.
Liberty died in America today I'm watching the results of the mid-term election as I write this and I am afraid that freedom died in America tonight. There have simply not been enough incumbents defeated to make an impression upon the entrenched elites who control the Big Government party which runs this nation. Yes, the House of Representatives has gone over to the Republicans, but those of us who were looking for the majority of that body to be composed of new people are disappointed. Yes, some of what the liberal mainstream media has taken to calling the “Tea Party” candidates have won their races. But their numbers are few, miniscule really in comparison to the total of 435 seats that were up for grabs.
HINDENBURG The majority of Germans still feared Hitler. Hindenburg won the 1932 election with a clear majority. The NAZI's after Hitler's April 1932 election loss to Hindenburg were still the largest German political party, but did not have a majority in the Reichstag Paul von Hindenburg was 85 years old at the time -- old, tired, and some might say senile. He was likely not fully rational or in control of his faculties, and heavily dependent on advisers, who increasingly favoured the Nazis as the only alternative to the "chaos and anarchy" of the socialists and communists. The middle class had given Hitler a considerable amount of both
Attorney Charles Foster headed a task force on immigration for the Greater Houston Partnership. “It is a dysfunctional system; one day a year you can petition for the brightest people in the world, and then you have a 30 percent chance," he said. Many pro-reform business executives are Republicans, but Foster says the party’s immigration policy is controlled by the Tea Party movement. “Their anger, their opposition, is mostly based upon rumor and anecdotal stuff that has little to do with the truth. When you get before them and explain what real immigration reform means, they have a very different position," he said.