Misreading Election 2012

Andrew Kohut, Wall Street Journal
Postelection talk of "lessons learned" is often exaggerated and misleading, and so it is in 2012.A week after President Obama won re-election, two themes are dominant. First, that Mr. Obama kept his job because key elements of his base—notably young people, African-Americans, Latinos and Asian-Americans—turned out for him. Second, that the growing size of these voting blocs represents a decisive challenge for the Republican Party.Both points are true, but most observers are overstating the gravity of the GOP's problem.

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