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Numerically Speaking: Commentary About the Election


President Barack Obama basks in the limelight and relishes the thought of four more years.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

A roundup of opinion and perspective about where Romney went wrong — and how Obama got it (mostly) right.

Uno: The single word the victor should say.


2 Keys: The dual strategy black America wants from Obama II.

1 in 10: The Latino count that does not augur well for his second term.

50%: Bill O’Reilly says half of a certain demographic “want stuff.”


57:  Much Hispanic power is centralized in four states (so far).

300 million: Obama says, “Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy and messy and complicated. We have our own opinions. Each of us has deeply held beliefs. … ”

7 Points of Skepticism: Megan McArdle on ethnic coalitions and more.

1000s of points: Where America became more red, and blue.


$250K: The number at the core of four more years.

71% vs. 58%: How the Latino numbers favored Obama and the white ones didn’t do enough for Romney.

2 Sets of 5: Which constituencies won and lost on Election Day.

7: Most racist moments of Campaign 2012.

4 Suggestions: Embracing diversity is an easy ask, when it comes to requesting the president to set priorities for America’s future.

3: Lessons for the GOP, topped by courting Latinos more wisely.

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