about 130 million people voted in 2008. OB got 69.5 million.
mccain about 60 million.
This election there were about 10 million fewer voters and OB won with 61 million.
where did everybody go????
no one is saying why.

in CA, the vote numbers fell by about 4 million to 9 million from 13 million.
at least here, we could say it had something to do with being irrelevant, but there were so many key ballot issues, and we were irrelevant in 2008, too.

i have no answers.