Commentary: Changing America
Published 11/14/2012, West Central Tribune
“The color of the world is changing day by day.” — “Les Miserables,” the musical A look at the electoral map indicates the Republican Party won in square miles. Unfortunately for them, electoral votes, not landmass, won President Obama a second term. Analysis from the Center for Responsive Politics estimated that total spending on federal elections would peak at nearly $6 billion, an all-time record. This spending included ads that carpet bombed swing states; yet we are still an almost equally divided nation. But America is rapidly changing.Word count: 595
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