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To Win Burbs, Romney May Pick 'Double-Vanilla' Veep

Andrew336 Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 6:58 AM
Except the very affluent areas (NoVA) are highly Democrat. Louden and Fairfax county aren't exactly conservative havens. Virginia also benefits from the east side of DC being the worst, and Arlington/Louden/Alexandria's proximity to the mall. And these "Technology Professionals" are mostly younger, more left-leaning anyway. You really have 2 completely different states. If you draw a line west from Fredericksburg, you'll have one very Democrat state with high cost of living and high concentration of technology professionals, and one very conservative state with a medium cost of living and a lot of corporate-level professionals (specifically in Richmond.)
truthandlogic Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 11:53 PM
Virginia Beach and Chesapeake are the largest and 3rd largest cities in Virginia and both have a higher Median household Income than Alexandria when cost-of-living is taken into account.
Both cities are in the southeastern corner of Va., far from the high cost d.c. area.

Cost-of-living is a huge factor in Real affluence.

Some 20 million Americans in primaries and caucuses will take part in selecting the Republican presidential nominee. One person will choose the vice presidential nominee.

This has long struck me as absurd: One person choosing someone who, as a result, might become president for as long as 10 years. But just about everyone in politics says it's the only proper way.

Over the last 25 years, presidential nominees of both parties have engaged in conscientious consultation and have mostly made pretty good choices. No more picks at five o'clock in the morning to meet a convention deadline.

For even longer, every...