The Washington Post has been doing a series on the Red State/Blue State divide. Yesterday they profiled the “typical” Red State voter, described by writer David Finkel as a huntin’, grits-eatin’, church-goin’ quasi-bigot redneck whose “truck is a Chevy. His beer is Bud Light. His savior is Jesus Christ.” The entire piece was a tribute to East Coast snobbery and stereotyping.
This morning came the typical Blue Stater. Would it be a homosexual couple in San Fran’s Castro District? A single, black mom in Harlem?
No, it’s a straight, white, blue-collar, never-divorced Catholic couple with two happy, straight adult children…and who don’t even drink. Oh, yeah, this is Deep Blue heart of the Kerry coalition.
If these are the hard-core liberal voters, yesterday’s Red Stater should have been a pot-smoking agnostic Republican living in subsidized housing.