Blue No More

Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Governor Rick Perry describes his — and his state’s — evolution from blue to red.

“Texas changed, because it became a very economically strong state …. as people become more affluent, I will suggest to you, they make decisions about their political positions based on their economics and as a state becomes more affluent, as it becomes wealthier as jobs are created that in turn creates the wealth and people sit back and they go, well wait a minute. Why are they taking that much of my money away from me? …. And I believe that those individuals may be thinking about becoming Republican.”

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Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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