Skip to comments.GOP Has Lock on South, and Democrats Can't Find Key
Posted on 12/15/2004 1:26:56 AM PST by RWR8189
WASHINGTON The generation-long political retreat of Democrats across the South is disintegrating into a rout.
President Bush dominated the South so completely in last month's presidential election that he carried nearly 85% of all the counties across the region and more than 90% of counties where whites are a majority of the population, according to a Times analysis of election results and census data.
The Times' analysis, which provides the most detailed picture yet of the vote in Southern communities, shows that Bush's victory was even more comprehensive than his sweep of the region's 13 states would suggest.
His overwhelming performance left Sen. John F. Kerry clinging to a few scattered islands of support in a region that until the 1960s provided the foundation of the Democratic coalition in presidential politics. Kerry won fewer Southern counties than any Democratic nominee since the Depression except Walter F. Mondale in 1984 and George S. McGovern in 1972, according to data assembled by The Times and Polidata, a firm that specializes in political statistics.
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I think what the Dems need to do is keep pounding the fact that the south is just a bunch of ignorant bigotted rednecks....
Next they'll tell us that the sun will come up in the morning, water is wet, and the mystery of who is buried in Grant's Tomb. Duh!
Try www. (f-word) thesouth.com; it's a strategy that's really endearing. I've pointed out this website to all of my friends and neighbors.
DNC-supporter LA Times demonstrates its own cluelessness: Bush is not Southern, he's a Texan. Big ol' difference there, son.
Its not peas and collared greens in the South anymore. That picture's a lang tyme out o'date. Yankees don't quite git it.
Texans son, are both Southern and Western.
If the onslaught of Criminal Invaders (recently referred to as Guest Workers) continues, that sense of "less damaging" will be short term memory. What say you, Jorge? Blackbird.
The key: Illegal Immigration.
You are so right! I was born a Texan, raised in So. Calif. and now live in Tenn. I have had it all.
I think HIllary has figured this out.......http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1289338/posts
Almost...? Nahhhh. They deserve whatever they get.
If they think a Democrat wipeout's underway now, wait'll the Republicans consolidate their support in the Black and Hispanic enclaves, where people are as disgusted with the Democrats' (nonexistent) "moral values", anti-Americanism, Marxism, and self-serving propaganda as the rest of the population is!
MESSAGE TO BROWNSTEIN: It's worse than you think!
Hummmm....Kerry won fewer Southern votes than anyone since Mondale and McGovern. Could it be because the South won't vote for NORTHERN LIBERALS??? And they actually pay Brownstein for these non-stories...amazing!
Describing a train wreck to an eye witness.
I love it how those "oh so brave" libbers sign their names to their literary efforts. One would think Michael Moore would at least put his name to his writing . . . since all he wants is attention.
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