The ‘Emerging Democratic Majority’ Isn’t Assured—Unless the GOP Refuses to Change

The future of the GOP has been up for debate since its defeat in last November’s elections, and for the most part the question has been not if, but how Republicans should change. …

The problem for Republicans is simple: They built relatively durable, ideological coalitions immediately before a new generation of socially moderate and diverse voters completely upended the electoral calculus. …

The ascent of millennial voters has turned the Bush coalition into a coffin—and the coffin could be sealed in 2016. [cont.]

Nate Cohn, New Republic