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Are Ahmadinejad’s Backers ‘the sort of people who support Republicans here’?

Matt Yglesias isn’t the only one who sees Iran’s president as a metaphor for the GOP: “Ahmadinejad–who has significant backing from the sort of people who support Republicans here (the elderly, the religious extremists),” concludes Joe Klein.

How many national leaders have taken office with no support from elderly voters?

Obama took 47 percent of voters over 60 and 49 percent of voters between the ages of 45 and 59.

And I’m pretty sure we can guess how “religious extremists” Jeremiah Wright and Michael Pfleger voted.


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