thinair Boulder, Colorado. elevation 5400 feet.

Political parties follow population

This just completely amazes me. I've been focusing so much on Colorado that I somehow missed the national pattern. I've been peeking at rather often lately. Polls don't tell me much when I hear them on the radio or read them in print. Watching them in a graphic adjusted according to electoral votes has been interesting.

Today they posted a new map of the 2000 election with voting breakdowns by county. Take a look at that map. There's a pretty compelling correllation between population density and political party. Seeing it on a map really hit me.

Until recently, I did not understand why rural Colorado generally votes for republican leaders despite consistent favoritism toward big corporations and the super-rich. My roots run three generations deep into rural Colorado soil, but I've been voting democrat for years now. I'm finally starting to understand the descrepancy. The republican intelligentsia talk a good game about small government but their power-grabbing actions speak louder.

I hope some of you folks who aren't living in cities or suburbs will reconsider your support for the Bush administration. They are not who they pretend to be.

el chele commented

18 July 2004 at 21:59

Eric - Please substantiate your claim of "consistent favortism toward big corporations and the super-rich".

In your reply, please do not forget to include definitions for "big corporations" and "super-rich". Also, please provide a rough head count of the entities that meet your definition.

el chele