Poetic justice

Yes, it’s true: when you round off, Mitt Romney’s vote share is now … 47%.

According to Wikipedia’s latest tabulation, Mitt Romney has received 60,227,548 of the 126,832,750 votes tallied so far. That’s 47.485%, which rounds off to … 47%.

Mission accomplished.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

6 thoughts on “Poetic justice”

  1. but about 43% were voting for a team that would have made them massively worse off (though they might have felt better about it….). Anyway, it’s a good thing that the 6% swing voters swang the way they did.

      1. That would be right. First the 3% swing away from Romney (so he’s at 47) and then they swing to Obama (so he’s at 53) – but it’s the same 3%…. (and the order may be reversed).

  2. Nail biter. So close. Couldn’t be closer. One of the tightest electoral contests of the past…four years. What a horse race. This is obviously a conservative country in an unexplainable contrary mood. The numbers don’t lie – Romney almost pulled it off. If it wasn’t for Obama’s vote stealing, his blatant voter suppression, the massive Democrat voter fraud….it was just too close too call. Down to the wire. Plus, those numbers are skewed. It’s obvious – the liberal biased media wants it to look like Obama crushed Romney. Reagan conservatism’s not dead, decayed, a stinking rotting pile of grotesquely distorted ‘humanity’ – no, the traitorous libruls stole the election. It’s obvious. Can’t you see? Do I have to explain it? It’s so clear. So clear.

    No – no. We were weak. We betrayed the cause. We forgot our manifest, our destiny, our purpose. The idea never dies. Party before principle. The great man walks alone. Alone. All alone. Obama is the antichrist. Evil socialist. Save the Constitution. Must…..save…….the Constitution……from tyranny. And liberals. Especially…….progressive liberals. Clint Eastwood or Die!!!!!!

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