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Analysis: Four More Years

JTGA Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:13 PM
“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” -Benjamin Franklin "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Experience teaches only the teachable." Aldous Huxley

A few stray thoughts and observations in the aftermath of the 2012 election -- on substance, process, and tactics:

(1) The polls were broadly right, both at the state and national levels -- a dichotomy that I believed to be unlikely in the extreme as recently as yesterday morning.  The electorate ended up being D+6, nearly on par with 2008, and six points better than the 2010 midterms.  I was wrong about this, as were a good number of other observers.  The 2012 party ID figures from Gallup and Rasmussen upon which my assumptions were based were...

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