It’s Just Politics, Not Rocket Science

The elections are over. Everyone breathes a collective sigh of relieft. We’re glad to be finished. But wait! Now everyone wants to parse out why Obama won and Romney lost. Theories abound, and discussions go on and on. Please, just stop it.

Albert Einstein was credited with saying: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
I believe it can be boiled down to this. If you are a candidate for president…

1. You need 270 electoral votes to win the election for president.
2. Here is your electorate:


3. Find your 270 votes.

That’s it.

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