Appalachian Fall

Where are the few parts of the country where McCain out-polled Bush, and what do they have in common? No points for guessing.

McCain, not surprisingly, polled worse than Bush did in most counties. Matthew Yglesias alertly spots a New York Times map showing where he polled better.

I wish I had something comforting to add.

Author: Andrew Sabl

Andrew Sabl, a political theorist, is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Ruling Passions: Political Offices and Democratic Ethics and Hume’s Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England, both from Princeton University Press. His research interests include political ethics, liberal and democratic theory, toleration, the work of David Hume, and the realist school of contemporary political thought. He is currently finishing a book for Harvard University Press titled The Uses of Hypocrisy: An Essay on Toleration. He divides his time between Toronto and Brooklyn.