1. Voter turnout.
2. The missing white voter. Sean Trende makes many astute observations including that Democrats will also vie for a more left position relative to whatever position Republicans take. Republicans accept amnesty, Democrats speed up the path to citizenship, etc. He also estimates that 6.7 fewer whites voted in this election while Hispanic voters increased by 1.7 million and while black increased by a few hundred thousand.
3. John Hinderacker finds silver lining in Obama’s victory.
4. West Virginia has swung 42 percentage points from the 1996 election towards Republicans. That’s amazing.
5. Heather Mac Donald on why support for amnesty for illegal immigrants is not the solution for the Republican party. I agree in general, but we’re talking about marginal voters. Surely some Hispanic voters would swing right if Republicans supported amnesty. The problem is, all of the extra voters made possible by amnesty will still split heavily for Democrats.