Why Obama won

Posted: November 12, 2012 at 5:01 a.m.

President Barack Obama won last week’s election in the most obvious sense because he was able to gradually regain most of the ground he lost in the first presidential debate. Mitt Romney had made himself a plausible alternative with his showing, but just about everything thereafter worked to blunt “Mittmentum ” and shift the edge back to Obama.

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Editorial, Pages 13 on 11/12/2012