The Sun's online survey recently asked readers whether the election showed that President
As an alternative, consider this. In the weeks leading up to the election, seven states — Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin and Florida — were considered toss-ups that were too close to call; they could have gone either way on Election Day.
Yet Mr. Obama won them all. Not one true toss-up state was won by Mr. Romney. Given that, I'd say the president has a clear mandate.
The Sun also identified several voting blocs instrumental in Mr. Obama's victory: Latinos, African-Americans, women, gays and young people.
While identifying the specific demographic groups that contributed to Mr. Obama's re-election might be of academic interest, overall it's simpler to just refer to them as Americans. Americans re-elected Barack Obama as their president.