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  •  And yet... (0+ / 0-)

    In 2012, Romney 66% / Obama 31%.  Wow.

    •  in 2008 while McConnell was getting crushed there (3+ / 0-)
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      SouthernLeveller, FarWestGirl, hannah

      Obama lost 53-44%, so while he did worse last year (probably because of coal), it didn't go from a blue county to a red county. In 2011 the Dem governor won Breathitt 55-31%.

      ...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 Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 04:07:06 PM PST

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    •  Important reasons are... (0+ / 0-)

      1. Obama is black, therefore they need to qualify someone to look down on.
       2. Not only black, but he is an outsider. Two big strikes.
       3. County and state races are local and the candidates are KNOWN and WHITE.
       4. Almost ALL incumbents win that are trying to. The name recognition is enough.

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