In his post of September 24, 2012, “Sympathy For The Doofus,” Paul Krugman foresees Republicans in long-term decline. White working class voters opposed to gay marriage will be offset in this election by affluent (white) women who will vote against the party of Todd Akin.
Krugman hits a grand slam in the penultimate paragraph: “And underlying it all is the diminishing whiteness of the American electorate.” To which I will add “male whiteness.”
Put simply, the increasing share of minorities in the U.S. population that constitutes the Democrat coalition presages a future politics of race, ethnicity, and feminism, which are in the Democrats' demographic favor. Welcome to the world of “Plural Societies.”