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Posted: 8/19/2012 9:57:28 AM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — The “Solid South” was a political fact, benefiting Democrats for generations and then Republicans, with Bible Belt and racial politics ruling the day.

But demographic changes and recent election results reveal a more nuanced landscape now as the two major parties prepare for their national conventions. Republicans will convene Aug. 27 in Florida, well established as a melting-pot battleground state, to nominate Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. Democrats will toast President Barack Obama the following week in North Carolina, the perfect example of a Southern electorate not so easily pigeon-holed.

Obama won both states and Virginia four years ago, propelled by young voters, nonwhites and suburban independents. Virginia, long a two-party state in down-ballot races, had not sided with Democrats on the presidency since Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Jimmy Carter in 1976 had been the last Democratic nominee to win North Carolina. Each state is in play again, with Romney needing to reclaim Florida and at least one of the others to reach the White House.

Southern strategists and politicians say results will turn again this year on which party and candidates understand changing demographics and voter priorities.

“The transformation of the South seems to never end,” said Mo Elleithee, a Democratic campaign consultant with deep experience in Virginia and federal elections. “Now it’s beginning to emerge, at least parts of it, as solidly purple.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ap-the-once-solid-south-not-all-red-or-all-blue-anymore/
Link Posted: 8/19/2012 10:00:00 AM EDT
Romney needs to win FL.

/thread
Link Posted: 8/19/2012 10:03:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheGunCollector:
Romney needs to win FL.

/thread


And VA
Link Posted: 8/19/2012 10:08:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:

Originally Posted By TheGunCollector:
Romney needs to win FL.

/thread


And VA


And will....I believe he'll win all the sates Bush won in '04
Link Posted: 8/19/2012 10:10:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2012 10:11:36 AM EDT by DragoMuseveni]

Originally Posted By ATLDiver:
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:

Originally Posted By TheGunCollector:
Romney needs to win FL.

/thread


And VA


And will....I believe he'll win all the sates Bush won in '04


It would be nice if we had an R in the senate this go around but the GOP picked a litteral loser as the candidate.

The only thing Georage Allen has going for him is he is not running against the Democrate he lost to in 2006.
Link Posted: 8/19/2012 10:15:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheGunCollector:
Romney needs to win FL.

/thread

I will do my part!
Link Posted: 8/19/2012 10:18:04 AM EDT
The Yankees have screwed Florida half way to Hell.

Link Posted: 8/19/2012 10:22:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:

Originally Posted By ATLDiver:
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:

Originally Posted By TheGunCollector:
Romney needs to win FL.

/thread


And VA


And will....I believe he'll win all the sates Bush won in '04


It would be nice if we had an R in the senate this go around but the GOP picked a litteral loser as the candidate.

The only thing Georage Allen has going for him is he is not running against the Democrate he lost to in 2006.

I voted for Radtke...

Link Posted: 8/19/2012 10:23:47 AM EDT
Diversity isn't a bad thing.
Link Posted: 8/19/2012 10:27:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By EasTexan:
The Yankees have screwed Florida half way to Hell.


This man speaks the truth!


Link Posted: 8/19/2012 10:29:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GS130:
Diversity isn't a bad thing.


Not the way the left defines it.
Link Posted: 8/19/2012 10:30:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GS130:
Diversity isn't a bad thing.


The downside is that socialism/marxism has become mainstream.
Link Posted: 8/19/2012 10:32:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EasTexan:
The Yankees have screwed Florida half way to Hell.


...as they do with every state they infest.

Link Posted: 8/19/2012 10:34:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EasTexan:
The Yankees have screwed Florida half way to Hell.




Hell, if enough Yankees move south maybe some day the South will rise again.








Link Posted: 8/19/2012 10:46:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GC456:

Originally Posted By EasTexan:
The Yankees have screwed Florida half way to Hell.


This man speaks the truth!



Yup.
Link Posted: 8/19/2012 10:47:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GC456:

Originally Posted By EasTexan:
The Yankees have screwed Florida half way to Hell.


This man speaks the truth!




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