NYTimes.com: Timothy Egan: This American Moment — The Surprises

 

The New York Times 

OPINION   | November 5, 2008
Timothy Egan: This American Moment — The Surprises
By Timothy Egan
If you look closely at who voted for Obama, you’ll see a lot of people who weren’t supposed to.

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One of the better lines in Obama’s election night speech was a slap to the rejectionist politics of Bush. Rove always insisted a president only needed 50 percent plus one to win. And Bush governed that way, permanently angering half the population.

On Tuesday night, Obama reached out to the other half. For those who did not vote for him, he said, “I will be your president, too.”

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