As demographics shift, so do the centers of power. This may not be so apparent in this year's presidential election, as the same old swing states, such as Ohio, continue to get all of the attention.
However, looking ahead to the elections in the coming decade, the map could be radically redrawn. One of the biggest factors is a growing hispanic population in border states such as Texas and Arizona, which have been reliably Republican for a generation.
The consequences of these demographic shifts could force a realignment within the major parties, or at the very least force the Republican party to rethink its stance on hot button issues, such as immigration. In the meantime, both parties will need to rethink their strategies that will no longer be based on winning a few key swing states, but redrawing a map that will reflect a new political reality.