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As Appalachia Goes, So Goes the...?



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Uh, never mind. This Washington Post break-down of the geography and demographics of the election is sobering.

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Interesting article for those of us who find these demographic analyses interesting and who hang on every one of Michael Barone’s words, but I think the conclusions drawn here are overblown. I have lived in the suburbs virtually my entire life and many hordes of suburban voters are moderate and persuadable. Ideologues are a small minority in suburbia.  To me, the facts cited here say more about candidate matchups than they do about any permanent party realignment. Bush was a more likeable, comfortable, and appealing candidate than Kerry. And as much as I like John McCain, Obama was just a more appealing candidate to these voters, and I can certainly understand why. He is a very special political talent. When Republicans have the more appealing candidate at the top of the ticket again, they will win the suburbs.

 


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