And while Obama was able to just barely get re-elected on his "historical president" nature this time around...
Don't worry, sport. Once they unskew the vote returns, we'll learn that Romney was actually the guy with the 4% margin and 126 more Electoral College votes.
Granted, it'll be harder for Romney to claim the title as one of only six presidents to break 51%+ in both elections.
A real squeaker
Interestingly, the House's strategy to avoid getting primaried without completely gumming up Washington for the next two years is to just say "@#%^ this sh*t" and make the Senate do all the work. Let them take all the blame.
There's talk of the GOP effectively scuttling the "Hastert Rule", that is that the Speaker won't take a bill onto the floor unless it has majority support from his own party. You saw it with the tax increase vote which was largely carried by Democrats and got only about 30% of the potential GOP votes.
Edited, Jan 23rd 2013 5:16pm by Jophiel