Sorry, I really hate to hijack your comment, but voter suppression is such a soft excuse.
Obama: 69,498,516 McCain: 59,948,323
Obama: 65,915,795 Romney: 60,933,504
Clinton: 65,853,514 Trump: 62,984,828
Hillary had just roughly only 60,000 fewer votes than Obama did in 2012. Her problem? She failed to properly identify swing states. She ran an absolutely terrible campaign. Pair that with Trump getting 2M+ more votes than Romney did, campaigning in the right places, it’s clear to see how he won.
I’m sick of Democrats trying to put the blame on everything and everyone by ourselves. Obama in 2008 was a transcendent candidate. He was younger, black, charismatic, and he inspired hope. We won that election going away because the people took it upon themselves to vote for him.
And if I’m really digging deep and getting unpopular, I’m looking directly at the African-American community for not getting out to vote in 2016. They may be a minority, but with margins of victories so slim, their voice matters and their voice makes an enormous impact.
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