Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Red States and Blue Cities

Right after the last Presidential election all kinds of maps with red and blue on it surfaced. My favorite was the one by county rather then by State. I found the following article interesting.

The Real Engine of Blue America
Steven Malanga

Is it really true that America is politically divided between conservative “Red” states in the southern and middle sections of the country and liberal “Blue” states on both coasts? Not exactly: a close look at the district-by-district voting patterns of the coastal states in the 2004 elections brings into crystal-clear focus the real nature of our political divisions. There’s really no such thing as a Blue state—only Blue metropolitan regions. Indeed, the electoral maps of some states that went for John Kerry in 2004 consist mostly of Red suburban and rural counties surrounding deep Blue cities.

Even in NY which is assurd to go with the Democrat's Presedental canidate, we have a Senate controled by the Republicans.

1 comment:

Ray at Free Buffalo said...

Thanks for the link to this article, this is something everybody should read and understand.