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President Obama’s victory in November resolves whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be implemented. In general terms, it will. But that does not settle what will actually become of the law.
By all accounts, President Obama won the fiscal-cliff showdown. Why anyone would take much pride in this kind of “win” is beyond me. It’s a bit like being the least filthy toddler in the mud pit.
In combing through the results of the 2012 election -- apparently finally complete, nearly two months after the fact -- I continue to find many similarities between 2012 and 2004 and one enormous difference.
Conservatives are deeply frustrated at the 2012 election’s outcome, after years of work and investment. Some blame the candidate, or the conduct of the campaign; others focus on demographics.
Throughout the campaign, President Obama complained that he was being outspent by Mitt Romney, but the final tally shows that both candidates had slightly more than $1 billion behind them. If you count only the money the candidates controlled, Team Obama outspent Team Romney by almost $200 million.