landslide : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n an overwhelming electoral victory
Roosevelt defeated Hoover in a landslide
- n a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
- When historians look back at the 2008 presidential landslide, they won't focus on the fact that Barack Obama soon to be our 44th President and our first African-American .
- The Republican victory that swept the presidency and squeaked through the Congress took on landslide dimensions again among the state governors.
- Election Day brought a landslide in Puerto Rico too.
- Ralph Nader in Melbourne Herald Sun
If the Democrats can't landslide the Republicans this year, they ought to just wrap up, close down, emerge in a different form,Mr Nader said. "Bush took the election from Gore. They (Democrats) ought to go after the thieves of 2000, not...
- Tim Kaine in CBS News
The president, who won the White House in a landslide, now recognizes that his re-election hangs in the balance as an economy flails, joblessness remains high and Republican attacks on him deal political blows,Kaine wrote.
- John McCain in International Herald Tribune
Noting he outpolled rivals in two tiny northern hamlets that voted before the rest of the state, McCain cracked: "It has all the earmarks of a landslide, with the Dixville Notch vote."