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"This is more than a voting bloc. It's a movement," Mr. Greenberg said. "We are witnessing a changing of the guard, a new political epoch, a youth movement, and their call to restore the American dream. One only has to look at how the youth voted overwhelmingly for Obama this election to understand that a generational shift is occurring."


"The end of the most interesting election in modern times will also be the end of my career with Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research," widely quoted Washington political pollster and consultant Frank Luntz writes to his long list of clients and colleagues.

As he puts it: "When I hired my first employee and opened up an office in the basement of my townhouse in 1992, I never dreamed that I would someday have the honor of working for presidents, prime ministers, and CEOs of the world's most successful companies and most influential foundations."

Mr. Luntz is moving to Santa Barbara, Calif., where he will "start examining more closely what is really happening in American life and culture." He will still report back to Washington from time to time as "chairman emeritus" of Luntz, Maslansky.


"It ain't gonna happen," says House Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio, referring to congressional Republicans standing to the side and surrendering party principles in light of the Democratic Party's Election Day sweep.

Announcing that he is running for re-election to his Republican Party leadership post, Mr. Boehner warned Democrats not to make the mistake of viewing Tuesday's results as a repudiation of conservatism or validation of big government.

After all, he said, "America remains a center-right country."

John McCaslin

John McCaslin is a contributing columnist on and author of Inside The Beltway: Offbeat Stories, Scoops, and Shenanigans from around the Nation's Capital .

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