As a WV resident, I beg the opportunity to correct you.
West Virginians are pro-life, pro-gun, pro-God, pro-family, pro-coal, and pro-military.
But when it comes time to vote, they forget all about that and vote pro-tax, pro-union, pro-lawyer, pro-pork, pro-corruption, and pro-choking down government cheese until they burst.
They are the perfect Mike Huckabee demographic, and my years of observing my WV neighbors account for the fact that I am so negative about "social conservatives".
Much of Ohio is the same way (I am from Akron.)
The future of conservatism is NOT in the pork-loving bible thumpers, it’s in the fiscally astute (but also socially conservative) patriot.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
You’re probably right - however I have been referring to the fact that WV has begun to lean pretty heavily towards the GOP in federal elections. It just so happens that Byrd and Rockefeller have had a death grip on the state.
The Mike Huckabee analogy is a good one - it reminds me why I detested his candidacy so much. And I happen to be pro-life, pro-gun, and all that.....I just despise big-government “compassionate conservatism”. That brand of Republicanism is what cost us so dearly in 2006 and 2008.