Dec 16, 2012
The Rising American Electorate comes through for Obama, but will
they be there in two years? In four years?
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.
And Bill Press interviews Michigan Congressman Sander Levin about his state government’s assault against working men and women.
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
The Czardom of Michiganistan
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.
Bill Press interviews Michigan Congressman Sander Levin about his
state government’s assault against working men and