Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

What You’re Feeling Is Relief

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2008 felt like liberation; 2012 feels like relief.

In 2016, Republicans will have won only a single presidential election since 1992; they won’t have won as the out-party since 1980. Jonathan Chait’s 2012 or Never analysis (part 2!) remains for my money the most important takeaway from this election; the demographic coalition that has propelled the GOP since the 1960s has finally and permanently imploded. However the Republicans next manage to scrape together a winning coalition, it will necessarily look very different from the coalition that went down in flames tonight. And we should all be grateful for that.

Written by gerrycanavan

November 6, 2012 at 10:29 pm

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  1. The prediction I was throwing up on various sites: Dems win 2016 too on the back of the economic recovery and general good will towards Obama. Next real chance for GOP is 2020.

    gerrycanavan

    November 7, 2012 at 5:29 am


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