Michael Barone informs us that the Republican Party stands to gain tremendously from the demographic trends in America:
Demography is destiny. When I was in kindergarten in 1950, Detroit was the nation’s fifth largest metro area, with 3,170,000 people. Now it ranks 11th and is soon to be overtaken by Phoenix, which had 331,000 people in 1950. In the close 1960 election, in which electoral votes were based on the 1950 Census, Michigan cast 20 votes for John Kennedy and Arizona cast four votes for Richard Nixon; New York cast 45 votes for Kennedy and Florida cast 10 votes for Nixon. In 2012, Michigan will likely have 16 electoral votes and Arizona 12; New York will have 29 votes and Florida 29. That’s the kind of political change demographics makes over the years.
Americans have figured out that Republicans are better at governing, and are flocking to areas of Republican governance. (One need look no further than Kansas or New Orleans to see why.) Soon, the GOP will have complete control over American politics. Then this nation can retain its enjoyment of sensible, moral leadership.