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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Just How FAR Down the Road is This?

Since President Obama's election, the Republican party has gained support across all age groups, says a recent Pew poll, with a 5 percent to 6 percent jump among baby boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Civil War Veterans.

But the shift has been most pronounced among those born from 1825 to 1945, who have shown a 17 percent shift to the right. Support from older voters could be crucial in this year's mid-term elections. But will the aging of the party make it harder for Republicans to win down the road? And so, as a rebuttal, I would raise the pertinent issue of "how far down the road" is that?

If you were born in 1928, 'down the road' may be 'end of the road' as early next week. So, that 17% shift to the 'right' might just slowly erode over the next few months, as we go down the road, to that ultimate 'end of the road'.

Do the DEMS have anything to worry about? If the election is next Wednesday, certainly! After that, I wouldn't hold my breath. Maybe I would. And it is, and remains 'The Grand Old Party' afterall. "Old" and "Party" I think is an oxymoron.

As they say in Washington: "Party On"! And they certainly do. Dems and GOP. "It doesn't matter, as long as someone drives me home", the Senator from Wisconsin was overheard saying.

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