The 2012 election is still being digested, and the aftertaste is good for progressives. The Obama campaign got its messaging right and its target voters right, but Democrats are going to have to work just as hard to keep this new coalition together for the 2014 midterm elections. And it’s clear that something is wrong with election procedures. We will hear from a polling analyst and an elections expert.
- Dec. 16, 2012 The Rising American Electorate comes through for Obama, but will they be there in two years? In four?
- Erica Seifert Polling expert Erica Seifert deconstructs the 2012 election and concludes Obama’s victory was NOT inevitable. It was made possible by what she terms “the Rising American Electorate” – unmarried women, nonwhites and people under 30. But, she warns, the 2014 midterm elections are not a lock for Democrats if they don’t show up again.
- David Becker December’s Electoral College meeting makes formal the people’s choice in what everyone agrees was a fair presidential election. But there are still massive inefficiencies in the registration and voting process. Expert David Becker says millions of people may be incorrectly registered – although it is a matter of antiquated rules, not fraud.
- Sander Levin Bill Press interviews Michigan Congressman Sander Levin about his state government’s assault against working men and women, and Bob Cusack, managing editor of The Hill.
- Jim Hightower Jim Hightower's commentary on the Czardom of Michiganistan.