Friday 24 February 2017

David Lindsey: Victory puts Obama in strong position to expand reach of government

President Obama and his family on stage during his election night victory rally
President Obama and his family on stage during his election night victory rally

Both sides called it a generation-defining race for the White House: a choice between Democrat Barack Obama's brand of government activism and Republican Mitt Romney's commitment to reducing Washington's role in Americans' daily lives.

Obama's victory, however, did not settle that question.



Instead, the hard-fought battle for the White House exposed an electorate deeply divided by race, age and party.

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