H/T Rich Lowry
Here’s some more ammunition for neo-Confederates: a historic level of Whites in Dixie turned out to vote for two Yankees, one of whom happened to be a Mormon, just to rid America of Obama as president, and that tag team ended up running behind W. in the Northern states!
Update: VDARE links to my Southern State Wrap Up and acknowledges that the South has done almost everything it can do to pull America out of the ditch. We have maxed out on “Take Back America” through supporting Republicans.
Politically, there is nothing we can do to prevent Yankees from moving “Forward!” with Obama:
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“Romney’s strong national showing among white voters was almost exclusively driven by historic support from Southern and Appalachian white voters. In many counties, Obama’s performance was the worst by any Democrat since McGovern or, in some places, ever. Even a quick glance at overwhelmingly white, Southern, or Appalachian counties with a history of offering even limited support to Democratic candidates shows Obama performing anywhere from 15 to 30 points worse than Kerry did eight years ago. Obama even lost more than 50 points compared to Kerry’s performance in several “coal country” counties in southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky.
Outside the South, Romney’s performance among white voters was anything but historic. He ran behind Bush’s tallies in most of the northern half of the United States. While some believed that Obama’s weakness among white voters would translate into opportunities for Romney in overwhelmingly white states like Iowa, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin, Obama ultimately won these three states by 5.6 to 6.9 points, even though Bush never lost any by more than 1.3 points. More broadly, you can quickly consider changes in Democratic support among white voters between ’04 and ’12 in the nine states where whites represent at least 85 percent of the population. These states aren’t exactly representative of white voters elsewhere, but the big picture is about right: outside of the South, Romney ran behind Bush among white voters, but he made up for it in Appalachia and the rest of the South.”