As the Boomers begin to age their death rate climbs. Absent a really vigorous voter registration program, the number of Republican voters should decline ~ and that's been the case ever since "W""s last election in 2004.
This time even the Democrats had a maor drop in voting strength.
This problem will continue for the next 20 years until the last Boomer is sitting around in an old folks home spitting chaw into a brass bucket!
Not accounting for facts is a problem. You are right.
I suspect that what I am going to start calling an Intelligent Red Meat Conservatism message may win, and may win for the reasons set forth in this article.
But to say that with any precision, we have to have FACTS. We need to know, scientifically, just WHY those who stayed home stayed home. We need to know just WHY those who voted for McCain (some 2 plus million) didn’t bother to vote for Romney.
I have my suspicions, as we all do. But I don’t know yet. We need that answer.
“Absent a really vigorous voter registration program, the number of Republican voters should decline”
bingo!!! and ditto
you hit a target I have been harping on for ten years
a target Obama & Acorn altered on the Dim side for 2008
a target the GOP & its unofficial allied organizations have not taken up with any great and orgranized effort, ever
in Hew Jersey, in 2004, the unregistered citizens represented more than 200% of the voter margin by which Bush lost the state; some other states likely have such a wide discrepancy between eligible voters and registered voters