Letter: Don't diminish Obama's victory
On Sept. 1, 2011 in Our View, one of your editors wrote: "President Barack Obama will need a miracle to win reelection in 2012, not matter who runs against him ..." At the time, I wrote in to oppose your view.
I wrote that both Obama and Rep. John Garamendi would be elected. If, of course, the president's election was a miracle, then I guess we know whose side God was on.
I'm only writing in to gloat because you're up to your old tricks. Both your Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 Our View try to diminish the president's victory: "by a slight majority, a bitterly divided country re-elected President Barack..." The president won solidly; he has a 3 million-vote lead in the popular vote.
I don't recall you lamenting President George W. Bush's 2000 victory when he lost the popular vote to Al Gore. Your problem is that you're provincial: Big frogs in the small hub pond: Tadpoles in Lake USA. You should try to be more "fair and balanced" than Fox News.
One more thing: Our nation (with a few short exceptions) has always been "bitterly divided" — nothing new there.
The mudslinging in the election of 1828 was so ugly that the strain probably killed Andrew Jackson's Rachel — she died a few weeks after the election.
Give it a rest.