The media is calling this a landslide. Obama's win was not due to getting massive votes but due to Obama playing the Electoral college game better then Kerry / Gore. As of Nov 5 morning Total votes 2004 122,267,553 2008 119,121,000 2008 McCain 55,278,000 Obama 62,322,000 2004 Bush 62,040,606 Kerry 59,028,109 ___________________ Bush / Obama about same vote total McCain down 5 Million form Kerry McCain was close. This is the difference, Here is why Obama won Ohio +207,000 Florida +200,000 Virginia +155,000 Indiana +23,000 N Carolina +11,000 Colorado +140,000 Nevada +120,000 About 900,000 votes...Thatâs it! But all in the right place. The difference may have been a little bit of the black turnout. I think the Hispanic change from 2004 was the main difference. Bush won in 2004 because of the Hispanics. McCain should have picked a Illegal Mexican as his running mate.