So, just like 2008, Obama took an expected win and did even better than most people expected. Indeed, plenty of Democrats did, including Elizabeth Warren and Claire McCaskill, though in the latter case, it’s more a result of her opponent losing. This election is, I really do believe, more evidence that this country is finally moving into its future. It’s in fits and starts, and there are plenty of setbacks. The liberal coalition has way more people in it, but conservatives continue to be much better at voting. That means we are often in serious danger of having a minority that hates the majority rule the country. This election once again proves that liberals have the hearts and minds of this country, and we just need to move asses to the polls. Bob Moser’s take is exactly right:
Until Tuesday night, it remained possible that a Republican Party supported almost exclusively by conservative white people could win one last time and could then proceed to dismantle the social-welfare system so thoroughly over the next four or eight years that it would take decades to rebuild it again.