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  •  Yes, it's about the culture. (8+ / 0-)

    I don't know much about Kentucky, but I do know about Oregonians.  They are  hopeful and positive, with a great "can do" attitude.  It may come from their history and genetics. Oregonians are descendents of pioneers and other people with that same spirit. (Evidence of that spirit: Rocky Mountains vs covered wagon. More evidence: Proud tribes showing strong leadership.)

    Oregonians are a fearless, hopeful breed of folks who relish a departure from the status quo and the powers that be. It's in their DNA to be self-confident. (Yes, we can!!) Like the Oregonians before them they understand the importance of looking out for their neighbor and they value teamwork. They have a deep respect for the environment. They know it is a matter of survival. Oregonians are willing, able and ready to rebuild our country. So it is no surprise that Oregon is Obama country.

    •  Now, there's a proud Oregonian! (3+ / 0-)

      For what it's worth, another factor that might be considered (regarding Kos's assertions) is that a sizable chunk of Oregon's population might have derived from California exiles from the 70's +/- who were working for the same issues back then,

      and chose to head north for the 'freedoms', and lives in an environment where you have to work hard to 'get' somewhere (or accept a less affluent lifestyle).

      I've been here since '77
      It's a lot different than L.A. or Boston, or Chicago.
      (oh, & by the way ... I loves it :)

      ~A govt lobbied, campaigned and selected by corporation... is good for corporation. Bad for people.~ -8.88 -8.36

      by Orj ozeppi on Tue May 20, 2008 at 04:15:27 PM PDT

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