Economy kept Obama afloat, blocked Romney win
Sandy (the hurricane), Bruce (the Jersey rocker), and Bill (the former president) certainly helped President Obama in the waning moments of the race. But in the end the steadily rising economy kept Obama afloat and blocked Mitt Romney from reaching the White House. A majority of Americans were not as willing as Romney to blame the president for the nation’s problems, even after Romney spent two years relentlessly prosecuting Obama’s shortcomings: high unemployment, tepid growth, ballooning deficits. Deeply and evenly divided nation makes its choice.