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  •  some good points (none)
    I agree with a lot of what you have said about why Northern ethnic voters chose Wallace as the last wall of white male supremacy (although that wall still seems to be standing with GeeDub as its latest standardbearer).

    But I'm not sure what you mean by "Wallace won Michigan" because Nixon won all the states except Massachusetts in 1972.  I was at an election party and it was a very very sad experience I will never forget.

    My mom had one of those Don't Blame Me I'm from Massachusetts bumper stickers (even though we lived in DC).

    Your other good point about Humphrey being the last Dem to decisively win the Catholic vote is directly related to Roe v Wade IMO.

    We'll have to talk about the voting patterns of Northern racists another time.  Somehow the Dems seem to still be winning a handful of northern states in spite of the North's very complicated racial fears.

    Politics is like driving. To go backward, put it in R. To go forward, put it in D.

    by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Nov 29, 2004 at 01:23:05 PM PST

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    •  Couple quick comments (none)
      "But I'm not sure what you mean by "Wallace won Michigan" because Nixon won all the states except Massachusetts in 1972."

      I meant the Dem primary.

      "We'll have to talk about the voting patterns of Northern racists another time.  Somehow the Dems seem to still be winning a handful of northern states in spite of the North's very complicated racial fears."

      For the most part the North has overcome its racial problems.  It still exists in some areas, but again just like the "white ethnics" racial fears, it is of a totally different type of racial prejudice and far less ingrained and far more correctible.  I predict that in another generation or two, we will not have to talk about the issue of racism in the north. (Much like prejudice against Irish and Italian Catholics are no longer an issue.)  I can't say the same in the South.

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