Thursday, May 24, 2012

Obama and Appalachia, Obama and King

Amongst political denizens, Barack Obama's surprisingly narrow margins of victory in Democratic presidential primaries in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Arkansas have been the talk of the day. Needless to say, the American Nations paradigm would predict precisely this outcome.

Yesterday, to my pleasure, the blog world took notice.

First, The New Republic's Alec MacGillis blogged on what American Nations has to say about Obama's "Greater Appalachia problem".

I chimed in with an extra cent or two on Romney's shared weakness -- and links to the "nations map" -- over at Washington Monthly.

And then Andrew Sullivan -- who has one of the most read political blogs in the country at The Daily Beast -- flagged the TNR piece. This morning Politico's Charles Mahtesian joined in, with links back to my map here at World Wide Woodard.

Meanwhile, I was reporting out this story at the Portland Press Herald
on the low-intensity conflict over Maine independent US Senate candidate Angus King's political donations to Obama. (It was also quickly picked up by Politico's Mahtesian, undoubtedly unaware he'd made two Woodard posts in 24 hours.)

Not a bad day, digitally speaking.

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