National security was a big issue in 1984 with nuclear freeze and in 2004 with 9/11. In 2016, it will be a enormous issue with a military degraded by Obama sponsored defense budget cuts and an ICBM -equipped nuclear North Korea. Hopefully we’ll be around to worry about the 2016 election. In the meantime, Obama will have had to switch course on defense like Jimmy Carter did after the Soviets invaded Afghanistan. I’ll be surprised (again) if suburban voters are as easily gulled as they were this time, but I’m still mystified by this year’s results.( North Dakota and Montana electing Dem senators??)
Don’t know about N. Dakota, but in Montana, the libertarian vote may have taken votes from Romney. It’s hard to say, because those voters might have just stayed home if their only choice was between Obama and Romney.
They have dumbed down multiple generations and now have a majority, no real surprise really. It will be worse in 2016