Check out this section of Meet the Press (around 3:15)… in it the pundits talk about how the Republican Ice Age and Texas at the center of the electoral college.
Speaking of the Republican Ice Age, check out this article in TIME by Mike Murphy... and while you should read the entire article, here is a compelling excerpt:
"In 1980, Latino voters cast about 2% of all votes. Last year it was 9%, andThe times they are a changin'…
Obama won that Hispanic vote with a crushing 35-point margin. By 2030, the
Latino share of the vote is likely to double. In Texas, the crucial buckle for
the GOP's Electoral College belt, the No. 1 name for new male babies — many of
whom will vote one day — is Jose. Young voters are another huge GOP problem.
Obama won voters under 30 by a record 33 points. And the young voters of today,
while certainly capable of changing their minds, do become all voters tomorrow."