As we look back over the crazy political year that was 2012, and look over our shoulders just in that Mayan prediction about the end of the world is true, here are a few things to consider about what we learned this year:
5. Even 12-year-olds understand when there’s something wrong with a candidate.
7. Suburban moms are the most powerful political players in presidential elections.
10. Fewer Americans will be worrying whether they have to choose medical care over paying the mortgage.
11. When states fight against unions, they are forgetting the women teachers, nurses, and more they need every day.
12. Some people really are trying to spin the elections by preventing certain people from voting – including women.
13. There’s a difference between engaging with voters who happen to be mothers and pandering to them.
14. “Ladylike” took on a new political definition.
15. Late in the election, both major political parties remembered they had forgotten to engage with American moms — pretty much the most powerful voting demographic.
17. Putting women in any binder is never a good idea.
18. Ain’t no such thing as a fiscal cliff.
Predictions for 2013? If there is one?