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    except I think the emphasis on values is simply some kind of transference. People who vote on that basis have given up hope that the presidency can deliver on things like security or the economy and find no basis to choose between the parties on those issues.

    While we're arguing about how significant faith is to this election (and in some places it might be), I've been looking at the Congressional election results on a state by state basis. Over 200 Dems won election to Congress, and very few of them got less than 60% of the vote - many got 75% (Obama's numbers look paltry compared to some others) or more and a lot of Dems ran unopposed. That's true in red states and blue states. Dems made gains in red state legislatures too.

    It'd probably be worthwhile to think about why that's the case and what it says about the presidential results, but I don't think it supports the "Dems need to get religion" thesis.

    Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.

    by badger on Fri Nov 05, 2004 at 11:08:04 AM PST

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