Posted by Reg on November 16, 2012 at 12:48:23:
Re the discussion below, this same author now has a great new post-election book out titled "Obama Won, but Romney Almost Was President: How the Democrats Targeted Electoral College Votes to Win the 2012 Presidential Election" by Everett Murdock PhD. He's a California State University professor. The book covers every presidential election in U.S. history, including the 2012 election. It reads sort of like a novel describing how each election played out and who the main characters were. It includes a lot of weird and interesting things that happened during presidential campaigns that led to one candidate prevailing over the other. It covers the 2012 election in detail, from the primaries on, and describes the key events (including the 47% video and transcript summaries of the four debates). it describes how the election played out in every state.
The book focuses on the Electoral College. It points out the fact that because of the Electoral College, the two candidates spend a reported six billion dollars trying to win a handful of swing states (leaving the rest of us as onlookers). An astounding amount of money. Did it do any good? Would the election have come out any other way without all that money spent?
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