Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Question: Obama has won in states with many blacks, or with few Hispanics, and not in southern states that are mostly white. I get that. But why has he also won in mid-western and western states, but not in the northeast? For example, 80% of Idahoan and 73% of Alaskan Democrats voted for him. What is going on there? Perception that Obama is not a Washington insider, not part of the Establishment? Or racial idealism?