Comments: Red vs. Blue

Except, our republic is basically a winner take all kind of system, not just for President. So, the second map gives you information about population centers, but it seems to me the first gives you information also - counties going one way or the other are not randomly scattered.

So, this seems to me to be a "Why can't we just get along?" plea. Maybe we can. But it seems to me in popular culture the rabid moonbat left has a much louder voice than the rabid moonbat right. My hope is the far left will lose influence in the Democratic party; my fear is the far right will gain influence in the Republican party.

Posted by owllish at November 10, 2004 11:25 PM

Owllish makes a good point about the far fringes on each side. I believe the Republicans faced their moment with the Moral Majority. It scared a lot of moderate conservatives but did move the party farther to the right. I hope the Democrats will do the same with their current batch of crazies: minimize their influence, but move to the left a bit and create a real difference between the parties again.

Big difference though, the Moral Majority, despite all their press, was just a sideshow. The extreme left has lots and lots and lots of money, plus Hollywood influence (for whatever that's worth).

Posted by Ted at November 11, 2004 07:30 AM

Good points, both of you. Thanks for the comments.

Posted by JohnL at November 11, 2004 08:07 AM
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