Monday, 28 February 2005

Unfutz has been busy

Check out the pretty charts and related statistics on Unfutz. Telling stuff. Yes, yes I know we should not assume that the uneducated voted for Bush based on one chart, but I'd like to think so. :-)

Actually some of my best friends are bush supporters and they are highly educated. I didn't say it was a good education, they just got lots of it. :-)

The most telling statistic for me is the population vs acreage vote. Clearly the high- density areas of the country voted Kerry and the low-density areas voted Bush. This was also true in the 2000 Gore/Bush election.

Perhaps this is an argument against the electoral college, or perhaps it speaks to the Bush (Rove) strategy. Win enough rural electoral votes and you win. The drawl, swagger, clearing brush on the farm, the way he pronounces words like "Nukular", his Christianity etc...are going to play big in the "live off the land," "self sufficient" types found in these low density parts of the country.

Friday, 28 January 2005

Whitman on Fresh Air

Christie Todd Whitman was interviewed by Terry Gross (Fresh Air, NPR). You can listen to the complete interview here. It's nice to hear a voice of reason from the Right. "Social Fundamentalist" is a term she's coined (Google found no other reference that conveyed the same meaning so I'm giving her the credit.) in her book It's My Party Too.... It is a good label for the Rick Santorums of the world.
I figure the least we can do as good liberals is support Republicans that speak against the theocratic right. Our support can help our cause. However, we do have to be careful of who we choose. Need another reason to support Whitman? Answer this question. Who are social fundamentalists more likely to listen to, a liberal or a Republican?