For all the hooey he regularly peddles, conservative pundit George Will occasionally comes up with something worthwhile.
And such is the case with THIS COLUMN, wherein he throws around a few political statistics.
[S]ince the Civil War, the average turnout in presidential elections has been 63 percent and in midterms 48 percent. The decline comes mostly from the party holding the presidency, and analyst Charlie Cook says three crucial components of Obama’s coalition — unmarried women, minorities (more than 40 percent of Obama’s 2012) and young people — are especially prone to skipping midterms. In the seven ...