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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:34 AM

10. Historical howler

Bond spelled out the statistics of Obama’s 2012 victory for the crowd, noting that Mitt Romney’s voters were almost entirely white, and that the only states won by the Republican presidential candidate belonged to the old Confederacy.

I always think of the Confederacy as "the South" so i didn't realize that Alaska (which was owned by Russia at the time) belonged to the Confederacy.

Arizona is southern in the sense that it borders Mexico, not Canada (or Russia), but even so, there was no First Arizona regiment fighting with Lee. Arizona wasn't even a state then.

Border states like Kentucky and Missouri famously did not join the Confederacy. West Virginia was formed from six counties in Virginia precisely because those counties did not want to leave the Union.

You couldn't even try to save Bond by saying it was just a slip of the tongue and he'd meant to say that all the states of the Confederacy went for Romney, because Obama carried (again) Florida and Virginia.

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