If President Barack Obama wins, he will be the popular choice of Hispanics, African-Americans, single women and highly educated urban whites.... [I]t’s possible he will get a lower percentage of white voters than George W. Bush got of Hispanic voters in 2000.
A broad mandate this is not.
How true. When it comes to choosing a chief executive and head of state, nothing says "un-representative vote" like huge electoral swaths of minorities and women and literate whites.
But back in W.'s day? Ah, yes, those were the days, the days for which Mitt longs; a golden era when being America's chief executive meant representing the real America: bigoted, beer-bellied, subliterate white guys with chronic anger management problems--and of course their connubial harpies, with a redacted Bible in one hand and a "TV Guide" in the other.