Oops. Maybe not so many new folks turned out after all - surely the biggest challenge for Obama and his backers is to find a way of expanding the new constituencies from which the future of the nation is being made.
Obviously a simple switch of allegience is important but finding the new voters is the key - expand the registered pool and try to keep the turnout about 60%, which is what they did this year.
The way to do that is to make registration simpler and easier and federally organised so that when you move your vote moves automatically with you as discussed in this post-election piece.
After the economy that has got to be priority number one: it is the presidential equivalent of redistricting ...