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 www.electoral-vote.com 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.