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Could Obama lead the Democrats towards a sweep of the south? Karl Rove's people are rescuing McCain. Plus, the leftist backlash against Obama starts here

By Tumbler   August 2008

The electoral map redrawn

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have already made this a historic election. Yet it may be a seminal one too, because the permafrost that has been gripping voter loyalties may be starting to thaw. In the last four presidential elections, 34 of the 50 states have voted the same way. In 2004, despite all the money and effort put in, only three states—Iowa, New Mexico and New Hampshire—went to a different party than they did in 2000.

But the Obama campaign, which has the cash to run television ads in every state, reckon they have a…

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