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  •  Two of the biggest landslides in American politics (3+ / 0-)
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    Were in 1964 and 1972... and in opposite directions.

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    by David Nir on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 11:37:58 AM PST

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    •  1928 and 1932 are pretty (2+ / 0-)
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      stark as well.

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 11:41:26 AM PST

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    •  Oh I know (0+ / 0-)

      I just think the differences are huge when you consider that Bachelet and Mettei were both top-notch candidates for the right and the left...and I don't think McGovern/Goldwater were top-notch.

      It's just a change in their overall culture it seems.  Needless to say my company is worried about the changes lol.  Because 5% increase in corporate income taxes will just bankrupt us (sarcasm).

      "What if you're on a game show one day and the name of some random New Jersey state senator is the only thing between you and several thousand dollars? And you'll think to yourself, "if only I had clapped faster." - sapelcovits

      by rdw72777 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 11:48:27 AM PST

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    •  Hell I've been looking at some of the 1972-1976 (3+ / 0-)
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      swing and the McGovern to Carter swing in the South is just utterly insane. So many counties swung by over 50% and a plethora by over 30% or more in vote share alone. Georgia of course is an outlier, but over half of its counties at 93 of them swung to Carter by over 50% in two party vote share. The most dramatic one of Berrien went from 14% McGovern to 86% Carter. Even in Alabama a full 25/67 counties gave Carter 40% more of the vote than McGovern. Yet outside the south there were plenty of counties that barely moved at all or even swung to Ford.

      •  That sort of regional loyalty (6+ / 0-)

        Combined with the South's reputation as the "Solid South," is probably what inspired generations of pundits to insist that Democrats could not win the presidency without it. It took until Barack Obama for that notion to die, though Tom Schaller and others had been taking whacks at it for a long time.

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        by David Nir on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 12:44:37 PM PST

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      •  Nixon won every county in GA in '72. (2+ / 0-)
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        Carter did the same in '76. Even with Carter's HSA, it is rather amazing.

        Gay farm boy, 21, who hit the city to go to college, WI-03 (home, voting), WI-02 (college), -5.88, -3.64, "No tears. Remember the laughter, stories and good times we shared."- My dad (1959-2013).

        by WisJohn on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 01:11:58 PM PST

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