It takes a while for the final final vote totals to be calculated, what with people in the military sending in ballots from overseas, etc. So even though it has been a few weeks, we are just now getting a relatively authoritative vote count for the presidential election.
Ironically, it looks like Mitt Romney is going to end up with 47% of the vote. This will be an easy number to remember, since one of his biggest gaffes was to claim that Obama was the candidate of the 47% of voters who “believe they are victims” and are “dependent on government”.
And lest you feel sorry for Romney as someone being piled on after losing the election, Romney himself doubled down on his 47% comments several days after the election on a phone call with his rich supporters, claiming that Obama won the election by giving “gifts” to minorities and women. As Time magazine put it “Has there ever been a less gracious presidential loser than Mitt Romney?”