That the majority of Hispanics voted for President Obama this November surprised no one. But what may have been less expected is that 73 percent of Asian American voters cast their ballots for Obama.
The GOP went a long way during the primaries and in the general election to create a critical mass of opposition to their exclusionist policies. Can they undo the damage done?
The 2012 election was a tipping point. Elections still have to be won one at a time, but the numbers are simply not favorable to the GOP.
Companies and political candidates alike need to better understand how to market to women in a way that deeply and profoundly resonates with them in order to win. The stakes are big and are up for grabs.
The days ahead will require commitment and tolerance from all of us, but we will not forget why we voted for this President. We will continue to fight for those who may not have a voice, and we will deflect negativity from all sides. We must be strong enough to emulate those stronger than us like Mandela, like Dr. King.
During the past 40 years, Americans have more than once moved beyond disdain for politics and government to a willingness to support new leaders and fresh solutions to our problems.
We have extended suffrage repeatedly and nothing awful has happened. Doing away with the electoral voting system will avert a disaster. Let's act now to prevent more election angst. Wasn't 2000 bad enough?
Nationwide, Democrats received more than a half million more votes for the House of Representatives than Republicans did. But despite getting fewer overall votes, Republicans captured 55 percent of the House seats.
Our nation is undergoing a social earthquake. It's like two huge social plates under the surface have shifted, leaving what looks like chaos in its stead. And a large number of men are wringing their hands saying, 'We're doomed; it's all falling apart!'
Digital technology played a critical role this election cycle. It was the backbone of effective communication and analysis. And President Barack Obama's campaign made much better use of the digital technology than Gov. Mitt Romney's.
Winning or losing an election can hinge on the decisions of just one group or even one individual. We may not feel powerful, but an internalized sense of powerlessness represents another triumph for a system that thrives on vast imbalances of power.
The majority of American voters chose to make the election about something substantive, their own commitment to a world of social justice, environmental sanity, peace, generosity, and kindness, and thus to vote for candidates who were closer to these goals than the Republicans.
Despite the increasing dominance of the 24-hour news cycle, which keeps us inundated with news, voters did not rely just on their televisions or even computers for information. Their mobile devices were also a major source of information.
Health care for all. That's what President Barack Obama's reelection means to the more than 40 million Americans who either do not have health insurance or do not have enough.
On Tuesday, the American people spoke and aligned themselves with being part of "progress." We took another step for mankind and I hope we can take some "leaps" in the future too.
Overcoming a wave of voter suppression laws, misinformation, long lines, longer lies and Hurricane Sandy, millions of people still had their voices heard and ensured their votes counted.