Remember that in the 2012 presidential election Romney was supposed to be missing 2 million or more votes from the total cast for McCain in 2008? Remember when I wrote the following two days after the election?:
The latest figures I can seem to get on the 2012 election is that Mitt Romney received 57,901,531 votes. McCain’s final tally (remember, that includes all the absentee and provisional ballots) in 2008 was 59,934,814. That’s a difference of about 2 million, some of which might be made up over the next week or so as the absentee and provisional votes come straggling in. So in the end the difference might not be that far off between the two years.
Well folks, I get to say a tentative “I told you so,” and it might even get less tentative as time goes on. Because as of this moment the total for Romney is 59,634,222, which means the missing number is now about 300,000, and it probably will do even more shrinking before the dust settles.
What do you want to bet that, even if the gap ultimately shrinks down to zero, the meme of the missing two million will never die?