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Is 48 percent a mandate? Let's ask Democrats circa 2005


Here’s what two of them had to say:

Debbie Wasserman Shultz: “There was no mandate” in an election in which the president’s opponent, Sen. John Kerry, won 48% of the vote, she says. “Half the country agreed with us.”

Barack Obama:  “Our task is not to shove our views down the throats of the losers but to see if we can arrive at common ground,” Obama says.