Older Voters Tip the Scales on Super Tuesday

The lesson is clear: If you want to win a Republican primary this election season, you’d better make a persuasive case to voters 50 and older – because they’re the ones tipping the scales in favor of the winning candidate. Older voters made the difference again yesterday on Super Tuesday, as Mitt Romney appeared to take a major step forward in his bid for the GOP presidential nomination by winning primaries or caucuses in six states. Rick Santorum won three states, …

A Small Measure of Voter Dissatisfaction

Are older voters as angry as they were in 2010, when they formed the backbone of the Tea Party? Listening to an NPR report from a debate-watching party in Oracle, Ariz., on Feb. 20, you might not think so. At least not at first. Fifteen members of the Saddlebrooke Republican Club  gathered in their retirement community, which, according to the developer’s website, offers “a country club lifestyle that can best be described as breathtaking.” The partiers weren’t really representative of …