America votes for anyone but Obama

The Republicans may have won convincingly but they don’t feel the love

The World Today Published 5 December 2014 Updated 19 February 2021 3 minute READ

John Zogby

The 2014 elections are over and the Republican Party has emerged victorious. Beyond anyone’s expectations they have picked up eight new seats in the Senate (possibly one more after Louisiana completes a run-off), at least 12 more seats in the House of Representatives, and three new governorships. The vaunted Democratic voter-turnout technology was simply no match for a sour public mood.

Two weeks before election day, when President Obama declared that his policies were on the ballot, even though his name would not formally appear in any state, he was surely correct. The election was all about Obama. Interestingly, Republicans only needed one message: ‘We are not the party of Barack Obama.’

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