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  •  She'd lose every rural state anyway. (1+ / 0-)
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    See, this is the thing.  Hillary Clinton could join the NRA, divorce Bill, and marry Wayne LaPierre and it wouldn't make a dime's worth of difference in the "rural states."  They're almost all reliably Republican anyway.

    What's more, those states aren't all that significant from an Electoral College perspective.  They're thinly populated and have relatively few electoral votes.  Just count up the number of Republican microstates it takes to balance out California, to say nothing of other big reliably blue states like New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.

    So this myopic focus on guns is really one big red herring.  It'll have a minimal impact on Hillary Clinton's prospects for the presidency, largely because there are few people in the dedicated gun rights crowd who vote Democratic anyway.  If you doubt that, just look around this site.  RKBA members here regularly talk about how they refuse to vote Democratic over the gun issue.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Thu May 08, 2014 at 05:14:39 PM PDT

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