In the McCain Forked thread I had posted a link to a bit about newspaper endorsements and expressed admiration for the observation made there about how
(Linked to in my post #566)
Cervaise then (in post #567) referred me to past thinking about “The Urban Archipelago.” That article makes the following case (abridged) following 2004’s loss by Kerry.
Yes, it was presented way over the top.
And to some degree Obama’s apparent success disproves the premise. But only to some degree. His success is still driven by high urban popularity more than anything else. This particular election even rural areas are unhappy with the GOP and the pathetic campaign put up by their standard bearer. But the urban-rural divide still exists and the Democrats only have this one time to play off of such an awful sitting GOP President.
Can the Democrat Party play (well enough) to rural America in a lasting way or longer term does the linked proscriptive make sense? Should the GOP try to reinvent themselves in ways that appeal to Archipelago inhabitants?
Thank you for your thoughts.