I cam across this hopeful entry in one of the blogs I read:

And where, in all of this, is that silver lining? Gosh, it’s taken a lot to find the teeniest bit, but I am happy for it, and it is good news, indeed. Despite the early notions that the “youth vote” didn’t show up – the sad fact is that they did, but the old (and middle-aged) folks showed up in bigger numbers, too. But, if we could have left the election in the hands of the 18-29-year olds who voted this past Tuesday, this is what that electoral map wouldn’ve looked like:

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