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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2017, 11:17:00 pm »

Willie Horton and the suburbs....
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« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2018, 11:26:46 pm »

I was also surprised to see how close Massachusetts was in this election. Why did Dukakis, the incumbent Governor of Massachusetts, only win his home state by about 8%?
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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2018, 01:16:16 am »

I was also surprised to see how close Massachusetts was in this election. Why did Dukakis, the incumbent Governor of Massachusetts, only win his home state by about 8%?
I'm not exactly sure, but one of the most interesting facts about the 1988 election is that Dukakis only under-performed George McGovern in one state - and that state was Massachusetts.
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« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2018, 01:36:00 pm »

Better question: Why did he do so well in New Hampshire?
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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2018, 02:39:35 pm »

Because back then it was suburbanites who were racists and unreachable by the Democratic message, whereas now it's rurals. Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2018, 05:27:25 pm »

Because back then it was suburbanites who were racists and unreachable by the Democratic message, whereas now it's rurals. Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2018, 05:38:35 pm »

Because back then it was suburbanites who were racists and unreachable by the Democratic message, whereas now it's rurals. Smiley

As you're well aware of Tom, times change. Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2018, 11:54:55 pm »

Better question: Why did he do so well in New Hampshire?
Women weren't so angry back then.
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« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2018, 10:42:19 pm »

Because back then it was suburbanites who were racists and unreachable by the Democratic message, whereas now it's rurals. Smiley
To be fair, outside of West Virginia and Iowa, Bush soundly won rural America.
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« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2018, 11:57:01 pm »

Because back then it was suburbanites who were racists and unreachable by the Democratic message, whereas now it's rurals. Smiley
To be fair, outside of West Virginia and Iowa, Bush soundly won rural America.
This isn't really true. Dukakis did well in places like Northern Alabama, East Kentucky, Western PA... In fact, I'm pretty sure that a slight majority of counties he won were rural.
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« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2018, 03:25:48 am »

Because back then it was suburbanites who were racists and unreachable by the Democratic message, whereas now it's rurals. Smiley
To be fair, outside of West Virginia and Iowa, Bush soundly won rural America.
This isn't really true. Dukakis did well in places like Northern Alabama, East Kentucky, Western PA... In fact, I'm pretty sure that a slight majority of counties he won were rural.
Still, I'm sure that most Trump 2016 voters who were 18+ in 1988 are Bush 1988 voters.
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« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2018, 10:18:12 am »

Because back then it was suburbanites who were racists and unreachable by the Democratic message, whereas now it's rurals. Smiley
To be fair, outside of West Virginia and Iowa, Bush soundly won rural America.
This isn't really true. Dukakis did well in places like Northern Alabama, East Kentucky, Western PA... In fact, I'm pretty sure that a slight majority of counties he won were rural.
Still, I'm sure that most Trump 2016 voters who were 18+ in 1988 are Bush 1988 voters.
True, especially because (1) the 1988 election had no age gradient to speak of, with most voters under 25, under 30, under 40, etc. voting for Bush, whereas in 2016 those old enough to vote in 1988 went 53% Trump; (2) many suburbanites for Bush in 1988 had moved (or retired) to exurban or rural areas by 2016.
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« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2018, 01:45:43 pm »

Because back then it was suburbanites who were racists and unreachable by the Democratic message, whereas now it's rurals. Smiley

As you're well aware of Tom, times change. Smiley

I think more accurately, partisans change who they demonize as subhuman garbage and who they build up as enlightened and smart based on who is willing to lend them an electoral hand at the moment. Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2018, 01:55:18 pm »

Because back then it was suburbanites who were racists and unreachable by the Democratic message, whereas now it's rurals. Smiley

As you're well aware of Tom, times change. Smiley

I think more accurately, partisans change who they demonize as subhuman garbage and who they build up as enlightened and smart based on who is willing to lend them an electoral hand at the moment. Smiley

I mean, does it really matter in the present day who may or may not have supported racist pedophiles decades ago? I'm more concerned with who did a month ago. Smiley
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