Friday, May 11, 2012

Squares, Hipsters, Eggheads & Crackers

A Wall Street Journal analysis of why President Obama "evolved" on gay marriage.

I got a kick out of this passage discussing the political ramifications resulting from the decision:

So Obama makes up for ceding the squares and the crackers by picking up the hipsters and the eggheads. The average age of a Democratic voter drops, while the average IQ rises. Like Spinal Tap, the president's appeal is becoming more selective.

But there are two problems with this analysis. First, squares tend to be much more reliable about actually going to the polls than hipsters do, and there aren't enough eggheads who aren't already with the Democrats to make up for the lost crackers.

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