Thursday, November 08, 2012

President Obama's Mandate to Govern

• Final electoral numbers are in and President Obama totaled 332 to Romney's 206. In 2004, when then President George W. Bush claimed a "mandate," he had received only 286 electoral votes ( In 2000, George W. Bush won the presidency with 271 electoral votes (

When Mitch McConnell and John Boehner refuse to cooperate, discuss, and work with the President, we have to have his back. We need to email, call, or march to get our point across to those standing in the way of progress. We will not be turned back in our move to help all Americans improve their lives.

• President Obama had a huge victory in Philadelphia, and the numbers don't lie.

Some Philadelphia neighborhoods outdid themselves in Tuesday's presidential election....

In a city where President Obama received more than 85 percent of the votes, in some places he received almost every one. In 13 Philadelphia wards, Obama received 99 percent of the vote or more....

Nor was Philadelphia the only place in the region with such high numbers for Obama. Five Delaware County towns topped 90 percent, led by Yeadon at 96.3. Following were Chester City (94.8), Darby Borough (93.5), Chester Township (92.3), and Colwyn (90.3)....

Well done, Philly!