Close elections do not create “mandates” . . .
What’s the deal??
Has anyone else noticed, the trend in America, that politicians will win elections by the narrowest of margins? And then, claim a mandate???
When you win by 50.1% or 51% or 52%, you hardly have a mandate.
In fact, what it means, is that slighty MORE people voted for you, than the competition. But maybe on any other given day, the competition would have picked up those votes.
I don’t know if this has been a phenomenon of an “Electoral College” president, who wins by the narrowest of margins. And then, acts like he got 75% of the vote.
But the trend is going on quite a bit, all over America.
Someone wins something by a close margin. And then the winners act, like everyone agreed with them.
Everyone did not agree.
In fact, almost half did not.
START ACTING, LIKE YOU REALIZE THAT.