> Oh there are plenty of intelligent people in America. All those blue states on the map? That's where they all live.
> Anything in red is somewhere you wouldn't even want to visit.
So everybody not agreeing with your political views is an idiot? Wow.
I was making a joke. Well, okay, I was half-joking. But to offer up a serious response to your question:
Did you watch any of the McCain speeches where he talked to people? Or see any footage of interviews with attendees at his rallies? Quite a few literally believed that Obama was was a Muslim terrorist and was going to destroy the country. McCain had to stop people and say "No he's not, he's a good person, etc." Those people live in the red states in a much higher concentration than in the blue states.
It's also a fact that people living in the red states (ie, the South) are (on average) less educated than those in the blue states.
As for anecdotal evidence, I lived in Texas for a year, and yeah... just about everyone there is a goddamn moron. Sure, I met plenty of intelligent people with varying political views, but for the most part everyone was pretty stupid. And this was before 9/11. I'd hate to be there after with all the pseudo-patriotic "kill all Muslims" testosterone crap that followed. Stupid people are easy to scare with baseless accusations like "omg Obama is a Muslim terrist." If you have half a brain you can filter out the bullshit from the facts and make a sound decision.
Does that make me sound elitist? Eh, oh well. I guess if you think making sweeping observations about the intelligence of certain groups of people is elitist then I can live with that.
I don�t know about you. But I�m scared shitless. I love Obama, I think he is exactly what America /the world needs right now. But I�ll be amazed if he doesn�t get shot.
I'm a little worried about that too. When he took the stage for his acceptance speech I was whispering to myself "don't get shot, don't get shot."
I guess it's some consolation that he is now the most protected person in America. The secret service has been at this a while, you'd have to think they know a little about what they're doing.