And the Palin interviews continue. It's strange to me that the RNC kept Palin AWAY from the media, in so many respects, and NOW she is on every channel. It might have behooved the Republican ticket if they had let the country see who she was BEFORE the election.
Since the election ended, the analysis of the results has been frenetic...have you seen this map?
The colors indicate how 'different' things were in this election, compared to the 2004 presidential election. It was surprising to me for two reasons:
1) The vast majority - VAST - voted more Democratic (Democratically?) than last time.
2) One area of the country voted strongly more Republican than last time.
Guess where I live? Just pick the darkest red state on the map. Yeah, see?
An article in the New York Times commented on the reasons for this shift further right, in what is called the "Black Belt" of America.
I have my theories, especially having lived in the area for 16 years now.
I want to know what YOU think. Why did these states in particular lean MORE toward the Republican side, while the rest of the country shifted in the opposite direction? What are your theories?