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  •  I will read it more indepth latter too. (2+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat, Stephen Wolf

    Very nice work on this thread by the OP.  I can't wait for the Midwest verison.  It will be cool to see eastern Iowa and western Illinois and Wisconin represented blue.

    I also look forward to the old confederate states to  my disgust.

    •  i think you may be surprised. (1+ / 0-)
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      Stephen Wolf

      "I also look forward to the old confederate states to  my disgust."

      virginia and north carolina are both trending (congress & white house) purple/blue. part of the that is attributable to an increasing minority presence in both, part due to an increase in more educated/liberal white presence in the population centers. not to say that minorities aren't educated, just using that as way to sever rural, lesser educated whites (who seem to be a homogenous republican mass), from their more educated, urban/suburban bretheran.

      •  not sure about these states (0+ / 0-)

        But can say for my own state (MN) that in fact these less educated whites are not homogenous at all.  Most are not engaged at all and are suspicious at best of politics.  Between that and the lack of information sources (the radio dial issue), they are harder to reach but far from impossible.

        The point of view is a touch more libertarian and they are pretty turned off by what they perceive (sometimes accurately imho) as urban elitism towards them, but they can come out surprisingly strong left, especially with regard to the environment, the banking system, and speech issues.

        Just my two cents, I really feel part of this demo is a forgotten left constituency.  Ed Schultz (also MN) does a good job with some of this.

        Most people say that what some people say is pretty stupid.

        by nullspace on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 11:04:13 AM PST

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