Will the Democrats drift too liberal in the next 4 years? They have the 'mandate' to do so. Will the Republicans die with their social morality? Tea Party, Old Guard Republicans will stand with their principals. There are a lot of people in the middle. Libertarians got 1% of the vote this year. I guess that makes me a 1%er. I am wondering if this is a time that the Libertarian party can gain strength, if the Democrats and Republicans move even more to opposite poles. Or will the bases be solidified more? The poles are tiny, the equator is big.