President Obama will enter his second term a lame duck from Day One. In fact, he has been limping along for some time already.(full story at washingtontimes.com)
Tuesday’s result was no political mandate. In his victory speech, Mr. Obama told supporters, “You made your voice heard,” but the voice was more like a whisper. He attracted 9 million fewer votes than he did in his first campaign for “hope and change,” which is slightly more than John McCain earned in 2008. Mr. Obama is the first president since George Washington ran unopposed in 1792 to be re-elected with fewer popular votes, and he is the first since 1916 to regain office while shedding electoral votes.
Thus Mr. Obama continues his march into the history books by securing the feeblest re-election ever.