To the editor: In arguing that
It's true that
Despite that, in 1996, Clinton routed Bob Dole by 49.2% to 40.7%. This was more than twice the popular-vote margin by which President
Moreover, Obama's election victory in 2008 (52.9% to 45.7%) was modest considering the GOP's stewardship over our worst economic collapse since 1932 and the senseless war in Iraq. To provide some real context, in 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt smashed GOP incumbent Herbert Hoover, 57.4% to 39.7%.
History shows that, in 2000, it was liberal "purism" that prompted 97,000 Floridians to vote for Ralph Nader instead of Al Gore, who lost to Bush there by fewer than 600 votes.
We all know the dire consequences of that.
Mark E. Kalmansohn, Santa Monica