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carolinayellowdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-27-04 07:40 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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