Saturday, August 23, 2008
That's What I Like About the South
A McClatchey News Service story based on a poll of the eleven southern states shows that McCain has a big lead there.
Anybody remember Richard Nixon's "Southern Strategy?" The Republican presidential candidates have been living off it since 1968.
That's forty years, my friends.
And, the further into the South you go, the larger McCain's lead grows, the poll of likely voters in 11 Southern states shows.
Likely voters in the Deep South — those in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and South Carolina — preferred McCain by a 25-point margin, 56 percent to 31 percent.
Sounds about right to me.
That's because they don't like evolution down there. Everywhere else in the country, evolution is a fact, but in the Deep South it's the missing ingredient.
Keep in mind, however, I'm writing this in San Francisco.