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  • by clintp (2) on 2004.08.10 8:28 (#33267)
    It looks like they didn't choose their states carefully. This map may have helped: Here in Michigan (one of the "Battleground" states) whether or not people like Bush is a matter of where they're living. And a couple of miles makes a difference. I live in Ferndale, Michigan: small townish, lots of fairs, art galleries, coffee shops, and extremely homosexual friendly. This is not a Bush city. You'd think neighboring Royal Oak's the same way -- it's not. Lots of elderly, rich, conservative neighborhoods surround a trendy, young, college downtown. Laura Bush spoke here yesterday. It's a Bush city, unless you poll people downtown. On the other side, there's Hazel Park (or Hazeltucky to the locals). And except for the union boys -- who've been brainwashed into thinking "whatever's bad for GM/Ford/DMChrysler must be good for me!" -- it's very much a Bush town. Same goes for my hometown, Flint. Fully owned and operated by the United Auto Workers, Michigan Education Association, and Michigan Nurse's Association, Flint is most certainly not a Bush town (except those rabid Michael Moore haters). The suburbs (Fenton, Flushing, Flint Twp, Davison, Swartz Creek) are. I somehow get the feeling that NJ people drove right through the Bush precincts because there weren't any resturants, gas stations, or coffee shops. And searching for Bush supporters at a F911 screening, seated next to a George Wallace memorial, a party district in Louisiana, and a gay bar isn't going to find him much support.