Asian-Americans aren’t a monolithic, formulaically winnable political constituency.
With every approaching election, the political consulting class becomes enamored of a new “it” class of swing voters.
In the past, it was “Wal-Mart moms” and Christian evangelicals. In 2016, emphasis on demographic trends will likely put racial and ethnic groups in the spotlight — and Hispanic voters in particular.
But attention is also turning to Asians as a potentially potent political bloc.
But while the ranks of Asians are swelling, is there really an “Asian vote” that campaigns can reliably court and an “Asian agenda” that candidates should pursue?
The answer might well be “no.”