In the latest COMMENTARY podcast, the election you thought was over, well, isn’t. Hillary Clinton’s team announces its intention to join a recount in the upper Midwest, sending the nation hurtling back into its partisan corners and preventing Democrats from coming to terms with why they lost. Also, how the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro exposed the left’s nostalgia for revolutionary communism and, with it, an utter contempt for human rights.

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  1. Architectus Member

    Folks, as I have said in another post, can we please stop saying that “Hillary won the popular vote.” She did not. Because no one “wins” the popular vote in a US presidential election. While not a totally meaningless statistic, it is not one that is very meaningful because no candidate or team aims for that outcome. If they did, it would be a different race, with different numbers. Talking about a “winner” of the popular vote just perpetuates this ridiculous notion that is was a contest or competition in the first place. Words matter…

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    • November 29, 2016, at 7:59 AM PST
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  2. Theodoric of Freiberg Member

    Architectus:Folks, as I have said in another post, can we please stop saying that “Hillary won the popular vote.” She did not. Because no one “wins” the popular vote in a US presidential election. While not a totally meaningless statistic, it is not one that is very meaningful because no candidate or team aims for that outcome. If they did, it would be a different race, with different numbers. Talking about a “winner” of the popular vote just perpetuates this ridiculous notion that is was a contest or competition in the first place. Words matter…

    This is 100% correct. Plus, how many conservatives stayed home in states like California, where the outcome is predetermined? How many liberals stayed home in places like Texas? If the nationwide popular vote mattered, many of them would have voted. Also, how much time and money did the campaigns spend in those kinds of states? Very little, if any.

    The only way to know what the popular vote really would have been is to rerun the election with completely different rules.

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    • November 29, 2016, at 11:33 AM PST
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  3. Doctor Robert Member

    Can Mssr Podhoretz, Rothman and Greenwald be a little less snarky? Their guy won, although they have been too obtuse through the election cycle to realize it.

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    • November 30, 2016, at 1:03 PM PST
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