Right now their are almost 40 million American voters age 65 and older out of a voter population of 233.1 million by 2012 their will be 100 million voters 50 and over
The problem that Republicans have is they want to steal SS and Medicare benefits from people like me that have worked all of our lives and paid into SS and Medicare. It's hard to trust anyone who has called SS a PONZI SCHEME so you could be looking at 100 million voters who may have reservations with voting republican just because of concerns about SS and Medicare. That leaves 208 million voters out of that number 74.8 million are to young to vote that leaves 133.2 million voters. Their are around 24 million under or unemployed leaving around 109.2 million voters
Work the numbers between the 50s and over and the under and unemployed your looking at 124 million voters out of 233.1 that leaves 109 million voters not immediately effected by cuts to SS/Medicare and jobs.
I would say just looking at the numbers the republicans have 2 chances one slim and the other none of winning in 2012. Add to that the way that republicans and others that support them talk down to people that do not share their politics and I think the republicans are the proverbial creek without a paddle
I will look forward to seeing you the day after the 2012 elections