Mr Bush's optimistic message gave him a commanding advantage in pro-growth America. Joel Kotkin, a Los Angeles-based writer who knows as much about the grassroots economy as anyone, points to the close relationship between growth, both demographic and economic, and a propensity to vote Republican. Most of Mr Kerry's base was in stagnant America. Democratic strongholds such as Chicago, Cleveland, San Francisco and Mr Kerry's Boston have been losing people and jobs.Not sure if I agree with all of that. I know Boston and San Fran fairly well and "stagnant" is not the first word that comes to my mind. Event the post Internet-bubble problems have looked more like "adjustments" than "stagnation".
But Lexington does make some good points that challenged many of my views on the election. Read the whole thing.