Obama may have won the election, but Romney won one of the largest polls prior to the election: Users of Avast! anti-virus software. I saw this before the election and actually thought to myself that he was in trouble with his lead among this group (to whom I would assign some education, income, and risk-aversion) that it couldn’t bode well. Those results were certainly tighter than 7-11’s, however.
My own “it’s just as well that Obama won” honeymoon was short-lived.
The Electoral College has its critics, but according to FP there are worse systems out there (I think there are actually some decent arguments for Lebenon’s, though).
For SuperDestroyer: Rising number of states seeing one-party rule.
Megan McArdle (Who’s back! Yay!) looks at whether we should build flood gates in New York Harbor.
Suzuki is apparently pulling out of the US car market. I was wondering when this might happen. Next question: Whabout Mitsubishi? I’m honestly quite shocked that Suzuki had 246 dealerships.