Last time I checked 45% of the people didn't vote
Obama only won by 3 million votes out of 110 million cast.
I think the country is pretty divided politically.
No need to panic.... fundamentals are fundamentals... Trust in what you believe.
I don't mean to flame, but this isn't a great argument.
Obama won re-election with 7.9% unemployment and a dismal economic outlook. Even FDR had better numbers to work with.
Bush won re-election by 3 million votes despite strong economic growth, strong unemployment numbers, advances in home-ownership, a strong position in regards to the war on terror, positive sentiment on his prosecution of the war on terror / Iraq / Afghanistan, etc...
Anyone can argue semantics and statistics all day, every day. It's just striking to me that Bush and Obama each won by 3 million voters, despite the vast gap between them in regards to economic progress.
It's all cyclical, regardless. In four years, people will be sick of liberal democrats; they'll elect a conservative; the conservative will undo a lot of the democratic policies that are ineffective; after two terms, people will be sick of conservative republicans; they'll elect a liberal; the liberal will undo a lot of republican policies that are ineffective... etc, etc...
Every Republican who is freaking out about Obama should take a deep breath. The GOP isn't going away, it'll just make a few policy tweaks and come back stronger in 2016 with a more charismatic candidate.