Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Red State vs Blue State
In the midst of all the medical fun going on in my family, I have a real quick post to make -- as you'll see by the time stamp, it's nearly 11:30 p.m.
Much was made of the map published in USA Today reflecting the county-by-county, state-by-state vote of Bush vs. Gore back in 2000. In the years following, we frequently heard "red state vs. blue state."
Here's my question. Since when did "red" become a color associated with conservative Republicans? In my experience, "red" meant quite something else.