Rebel, rural = Republican. The yin-yang of security vs. liberty means
that there will always be a close divide. If Republicans want their party
to thrive they should be Canadian Conservatives, not southern cultural conservatives.
Of course the electoral college map gives a misleading impression. Things look good for Republicans in square miles. And very good for Democrats in electoral votes. But the popular vote gives a picture of a relatively close vote. Cook Political Report has the numbers. 124,888459 votes have been counted so far. Obama leads by 50.73% to Romney's 47.59. That's a 3.2% lead. We remain at risk in this game of electoral college roulette. - gwc