However, Obama DID win.
And the demographic groups won’t get any better for Republicans.
No Republican will get this close to being elected until the coming catastrophic economic collapse.
So you are back in 2008 where the GOP/conservatives will never win for a generation? I happen to remember 2010.
I know this is a closely divided country where each election is hard fought. You can believe the Dim/MSMediot spin that any close Dim win is a landslide showing the political landscape has changed if you want.
Brownsfan, the demographics may not get better, but the way they are aggregated could certainly improve.
I’m of a mind that we have confirmed the tipping point is past; that, based on the current model, the takers who vote will be able to control the producers who vote by sheer numbers in a few small, geographically distinct areas.
If we were a nation of 150 states, carved from the current 50 (or 57 for the Zero fans), with the associated dispersal of Electoral College votes, then we would be much closer to a model that better emulates the national demographics, improves representation, and brings a bit more ‘level’ to the playing field.
The alternative: three distinct countries. One that is the Northeast/Michigan/Wisconsin/DC, one the Left Coast (all of it), and the third all the rest.
I’m fine with either model. Let’s get started.
I see the biggest change in the last 2 decades as the ongoing growth of Hispanics (legal and illegal).
Bigger than the black bloc now and 70% plus Dem. votes.
It’s changed the landscape.