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McGovern Coalition Now The Majority?

David Brooks on PBS just now said that the McGovern Coalition — college students, white liberals, ethnic voters — is starting to look like the American majority. This, 40 years after McGovern ran for president.

That’s huge. Huge!

Over on ABC, all of the panelists, including George F. Will, agreed that the demographic changes in America are a huge factor this year, and probably signals a permanent change in the US electorate.

I think when it’s all over after tonight, that will likely be the major story from the 2012 election. I believe it was Will who said that this will be the last election in which someone will try to win the presidency by winning all the white vote.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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