Two weird, somewhat interesting, observations about voting patterns in the recent Presidential election that you may not have seen. First, from Rocky Mountain Right:
It’s not all doom and gloom in Colorado. Exit polling from the presidential race indicates that Colorado may be in for a generational swing back towards the Republicans over the next few years going against national trends.
Nationally, exit polls show that John McCain carried only 32% of the 18-29 age bracket. In Colorado, McCain won that age bracket with 53% of the vote….
Second, from Gay Patriot:
According to the CNN exit polls, 4% of the American electorate self-identified as gay or lesbian. That means about 4.8 million gays and lesbians voted on Tuesday. That seems rather low and pathetic to me from a community that is so self-politicized. Oh well.
And so McCain got 27% of the gay vote, or 1,310,893. Up nearly 20% over 2004….
All these are among the facts that should be taken into consideration as the debate to rebuild the GOP moves forward over the next two and four years. More thoughts later, but I tend to agree with these conclusions. Wherever we go, there’s no doubt that fidelity to a coherent, principled, and attractively-packaged fiscally conservative message is sine qua non.