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carolinayellowdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-27-04 06:40 AM
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16. Hasty generalization
You wrote:

"To their credit, Northeasterners are much more tolerant of the "other" than their counterparts in the South. Fair? No. Accurate? Absolutely"

Absolutely inaccurate based on hundreds of exchanges here on DU I've observed; the regional intolerance and hostility has been 10-1 directed at Southerners.

Bush I, no Southerner by any stretch of the imagination, did fairly well in the South against a Southerner. As did Dole. Reagan beat Carter by a bigger margin in the South than elsewhere. Loyal Dems and Repugs are going to vote for their party's nominee in the South just as they will anywhere else. Independents and swing voters here are more susceptible to regional loyalties, but other factors can certainly overcome that as the above examples indicate. It's the liberal label more than the northeastern label that will work against Kerry in the South, IMO.

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  -North Carolina Poll: Bush 53%, Kerry 42%; Bush 47%, Edwards 50% Timahoe  Feb-27-04 01:05 AM   #0 
  - Edwards can win in the South, Kerry can't  Timahoe   Feb-27-04 01:05 AM   #1 
  - Like in Virginia and Tennessee?  mmonk   Feb-27-04 07:14 AM   #17 
  - But all the Kerry Supporters keep repeating the mantra...  scheming daemons   Feb-27-04 01:10 AM   #2 
  - More is at stake than the presidency!  Timahoe   Feb-27-04 01:11 AM   #3 
  - Edwards is the only candidate that can...  ngGale   Feb-27-04 01:12 AM   #4 
  - Isn't surveyusa always a right leaning poll?  nothingshocksmeanymore   Feb-27-04 01:22 AM   #5 
  - a double digit lead against the top polling repub isn't being favored?  Bombtrack   Feb-27-04 01:55 AM   #6 
  - Maybe YOU  Dookus   Feb-27-04 02:07 AM   #7 
  - I defy you to seriously say that the right prefers running against Edwards  PurityOfEssence   Feb-27-04 03:13 AM   #9 
  - Edwards can get virtually every vote Kerry can, and many, many more  PurityOfEssence   Feb-27-04 02:59 AM   #8 
  - So maddening I'm a nightly insomniac due to the idiocy  AwsieDooger   Feb-27-04 04:05 AM   #12 
  - Hasty generalization  carolinayellowdog   Feb-27-04 06:40 AM   #16 
  - I think either K or E could win this election  Ridley Park 704   Feb-27-04 03:32 AM   #10 
  - A person who flew an obsolete plane as his "military experience"  Bombtrack   Feb-27-04 03:52 AM   #11 
  - yeah, that'll last  Lexingtonian   Feb-27-04 04:16 AM   #13 
     - Edwards does 14 points better than Kerry against Bush in NC  Bombtrack   Feb-27-04 04:51 AM   #14 
        - If/when Edwards loses NC to Bush  Lexingtonian   Feb-27-04 05:53 AM   #15 

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