Pumpkin Seeds: Final Notes on the Election Edition
1. Bush won 51% of the popular vote, the first majority victory in a presidential election since his father beat Dukakis in 1988.
2. Bush won 31 states to Kerry's 19.
3. Bush won 11 states with more than 60% of the vote, and another 4 with more than 59% of the vote.
4. Kerry won only one state (Massachussetts) with more than 60% of the vote, and another 2 with more than 59% of the vote. [NOTE: He also won Washington, DC with 89.5% of the vote.]
5. Democrats that are busy debating whether or not Bush can claim a mandate are once again missing the point and allowing the Republicans to dictate the playing field.
6. Go here for an enlightening county-by-county map of the election results to see where you live in relation to the so-called cultural divide. (Scroll down to the second map.) Depending on your individual perspective, it may be time to move. Or not.