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Especially Ohio.

I'm here now, and I've got to tell you that it's sort of crazy.  There's a 75 foot statue of Jesus outside a church just north of Cincinatti.

And all my cousins from here in Ohio are very evangelical.  In the area around Columbus, evangelical turnout matters a lot.  It's basically at the same level that black turnout is for the Democratic party.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Sat Aug 30th, 2008 at 06:01:51 PM EST
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Yeah, the Ohio River Valley is very much that way.  Scots-Irish have been there and in what is now West Virginia since they arrived in North America.  Doesn't matter what we think of Palin, they are likely to love her and her being on the ticket will increase their turnout. Fortunately, Michigan and Pennsylvania are different.  Biden will help with Catholics. The Catholics are more likely to exhibit what we would consider to be a social conscience than are most evangelicals, although this is changing with younger evangelicals.  The effects of that change might start to be significant by the next election.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Aug 30th, 2008 at 08:01:52 PM EST
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