Monday, January 25, 2016
"I can't believe Nixon won; everyone I know voted for McGovern."
A friend of mine made the above observation on Wednesday, November 8, 1972, as we walked to Norton Union after class.
On the previous day, Richard Nixon won 60.7% of the popular vote in the Presidential election. He was eventually awarded 520 of 537 Electoral College votes.
The quote has become my go-to metaphor for living in a bubble world.
And it was brought to mind again after reading this.
As reported in Byron York: GOP fear and loathing in New Hampshire. (Washington Examiner, 1/24/2016)
That's why Trump supporters are routinely called 'outsiders'.