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To: Slings and Arrows

I agree Iowa is more purple. Even my left leaning students aren’t completely brainwashed. I have a number of students who grew up on farms (hard work) or go to church and aren’t afraid to admit it in public. They may have brought you Obama, but there are too many small towns here, too many places where people still know what it is to be American, for us to be completely blue.


19 posted on 11/27/2012 1:23:29 PM PST by radiohead (Taxmaggeddon - are you ready?)
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To: radiohead

Iowa is an anomoly. Yes on the presidential is quite blue, voting twice for the Marxist and usually in the Democrat column for president.

But statewide, it does have A GOP governor and state legislature. The people there may be dovish on foreign policy, but they are also frugal on spending. I would have to imagine Iowa is a basically well managed state that keeps it spending in line and manages its finances responsibily.


20 posted on 11/27/2012 1:28:07 PM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: radiohead; KC_Lion
Agreed re Iowa, and FWIW I think Arizona is formerly red, but currently reddish-purple due to the snowbirds and reconquistadores.
30 posted on 11/27/2012 2:07:55 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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