When is the last time that California cast its electoral votes for a Republican president? Quick, anyone? Perhaps Abraham Lincoln? Let me phrase the question another way; how likely is it that California will do so in 2012?
So as I'm watching television in the evening why do I keep seeing advertisements, repeatedly, which begin with, "I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message?"
Update: Well, okay my bad. From 1952 through 1988, Republicans won every presidential election except Goldwater in 1964. Still... 2012?