Turnout’s uncertain trajectory

… Will the Obama youth and minority surge cohort keep on voting? Were the 2008 and 2012 elections instrumental in instilling a habit of voting that lasts lifetimes? Or will young and minority voters, especially Latinos, begin behaving like their peer cohorts of decades ago, lagging the participation rates of Anglos and older voters? I won’t be surprised if the Obama activism boom dissipates once a Joe Biden or some other old white man grabs control of the levers of power in the Democratic Party. [cont.]

David Hill