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  •  as a native of rural new england (12+ / 0-)

    i disagree. culturally, politically, new york is another planet altogether, geographic proximity be damned.

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    by homo neurotic on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 11:38:35 AM PST

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    •  upstate ny hugely different then NH? (1+ / 0-)
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      maybe.  Dunno.  I'm just throwing it out there.  NH and IA are different states, with different sensibilities.  I don't think anyone can take away more than that for the results.  The media and a lot of folks here would like the NH or IA results to be some "microcosm" of the entire country, when it is anything but.

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      by pacified on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 11:40:45 AM PST

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      •  ah. interesting. (1+ / 0-)
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        ok. i'll grant that upstate ny is--economically, culturally, geographically, you name it--for all intents and purposes an honorary part of new england.

        but to your average (and i'll specify: rural, northern) new englander, say "new york" (or, worse, show up there driving a car with new york plates! :) ) and the reaction will not suggest the warm cozy kinshiplike relationship among close neighbors. (exception: sw connecticut, which absolutely functions as part of the greater nyc metropolitan area).

        i'll stick with my contention though that hillary's being the senator from ny, which is in the same general, overall, chunk of the continent as nh, is/was immaterial to last night's results.

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        by homo neurotic on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 11:53:50 AM PST

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      •  Upstate NY (1+ / 0-)
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        It depends how "upstate" you mean. New Yorkers for some reason seem to think that 95% of the state is upstate - everything but "The City."

        If you mean Albany, that's still more like NY than New England. If you mean as far north of Plattsburgh, that's almost a suburb of Burlington, Vermont, and we have many people that will live on one side of the lake and work on the other.

        So, it all depends on how you define upstate.

    •  Absolutely! Yankee fans = Red Sox Nation (2+ / 0-)
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      N in Seattle, homo neurotic

      just because of proximity?

      I don't think so. ;-)

      NY and NH are as different as Iowa and FL.

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      by Greg Dworkin on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 11:45:36 AM PST

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