Demographics are Destiny

11.07.12

Where Did the Tea Party Go?

For two years, conservatives have been pointing to 2010 as the model to follow in every subsequent election. They overlooked one basic fact:

In 2010, voters over 60 accounted for 34% of the electorate.

In 2012, voters over 65 (I don't know why they changed the age breakouts, but they did) accounted for 15% of the electorate.

The rest, as they say, was as easy as falling downstairs.