Albert Mohler’s reflects on our changed and changing electorate:
Fundamental changes to the American electorate also became evident. Vast demographic changes mean that the electorate is far more ethnically, culturally, and ideologically diverse. The electorate is becoming more secular. Recent studies have indicated that the single greatest predictor of voting patterns is the frequency of church attendance. Far fewer Americans now attend church, and a recent study indicated that fully 20% of all Americans identify with no religious preference at all. The secularizing of the electorate will have monumental consequences.
America is becoming more urbanized, and this also changes voting patterns. Younger voters are disproportionately identified in ethnic terms, pointing to long-term electoral shifts. Fewer Americans are married and fewer have children in the home. This, too, changes voting habits. These are just a few of the factors pointing to a fundamental change in the nation.
(BTW – this is why my Romney win prediction was wrong. I thought the voting trends of 2008 would not be repeated, since intensity for Obama had waned. I was wrong. The 2008 electorate was, by and large, the 2012 electorate.)
Mohler goes on to discuss the demise of the republican coalition, and the retreat on moral issues. Read the whole thing.