Many describe 2008 as a time when the voter got caught up in the magic of Obama’s rhetoric. Yes, there was something special. However, the tanking of the economy was what really won him the election by such a wide margin. There was a large anti George Bush vote.
Sandy has also likely won Obama the Presidency by nudging him up a couple of points. Romney was also fighting the stupidity of advisers – the Jeep lie was monumental.
While Obama is good, he’s also lucky. That is a good combination.