Tuesday, June 11, 2013

And now for your daily...

...Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious: the Republican Party is in trouble, particularly with young people.

I knew you knew that, but check out these statistics, courtesy of Ramesh Ponnuru of Bloomberg:

Not only did President Obama carry voters between the ages of 30 and 39 by 13 points, but he also carried those under 30 by 23 points.


Now here's another obvious piece of info: while most of those younger voters will still be around in four years, many older voters who cast Republican ballots in 2012 will be ... dead. So the electorate in 2016 should be even bluer next time around. And if the GOP nominates someone from the far right wing (as I keep maintaining) and the Democrats run a star like Hillary, how lopsided will the 2016 election be?

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