Letter: November vote was not a mandate

President Barack Obama waves after taking the oath President Barack Obama waves after taking the oath of office during his ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Jan. 21, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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In the editorial "Now Obama must deliver" [Jan. 22], the word mandate was used to describe President Barack Obama's win in the last election.

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When was the definition of mandate changed? In the past, it was only used when the win was a lot higher than just a hair above 50 percent.

William J. Van Sickle, Brentwood

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