Originally Posted by Taco John
I think you'll find that turnout is going to be a big problem for the Democrats in 2016. I could be wrong, but the way I see it, they're going to have to worry about their own left.
Yeah, if I had to play devil's advocate against myself and come up with a reason why I might be dead wrong about 2016, I'd probably talk about turnout.
If we knew for sure that the Dem turnout will be the same roughly as 2012, then the GOP is just completely dead in the water. But we already know that Dems are far less reliable on off-year elections, and maybe Obama really was the magic candidate whose absence will make some left-wingers more apathetic about voting.