The Conservative Losing Streak: In PerspectiveDecember 11, 2012 @ 11:44 am (Updated: 11:45 am - 12/11/12 )
It's true that Republicans lost the popular vote in five of the last six contests for the White House, but in the previous six elections - 1968 through 1988 - they won five out of six. What's more, in the six recent elections where Republican presidential nominees fared badly, the GOP won the House of Representatives most of the time - capturing four out of six contests. But during the earlier Republican White House winning streak, the GOP didn't win the House even once-going 0-for-six in that Congressional battle.
What this means is that for 50 years, the American people didn't choose liberalism, or conservatism. For better or worse, they've been selecting divided government.
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