Why does Bob Novak still have a job?

FAIR's Peter Hart catches Bob Novak contradicting himself on how big a victory has to be to constitute a “mandate.” Novak writes today that Obama's victory doesn't give him a “mandate” -- but Hart points out that in 2004, Novak said of Bush: “Of course it is [a mandate]. It's a 3.5 million vote margin.”

Novak does deserve credit for one thing, though: In today's post, he made it all the way to the second sentence before making a truly absurd claim:

The first Democratic Electoral College landslide in decades did not result in a tight race for control of Congress.

I have no idea what the second half of that sentence is supposed to mean, but the first half is only true if by “decades,” Novak means “12 years.” Bill Clinton won 379 electoral votes in 1996 -- and 370 in 1992.

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