ps: NH is gone so the R’s will have to figure out a way to win Colorado or find a lefty Ross Perot to run. Barring that or a big ass war I don’t expect to see another republican POTUS in my lifetime. I am old though so the glass is still 1/32 full.
Granite State isn’t gone but it sure is prone to wipeouts now - both ways. All this talk about appealing to the 47% and latinos or minorities isn’t the answer either - we don’t have enough of either to make a hill of beans. I do think going over the fiscal cliff and letting the tax cuts expire etc. is a start. If people are paying taxes and working and have a stake in the success of the economy these fluffy issues like women’s health and gay marriage won’t stack up to bread and butter issues. The Bush tax cuts gave too many people an opportunity to be fly speck issue voters.