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'.

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