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I don't agree with the conservative platform about everything and I don't disagree with the liberal platform about everything, but as I reflect on the two platforms I ask myself this.

Are there conservative states or major cities in which I would not want to live? The answer is no. Now when I ask myself the same question about liberal states or major cities the answer is a definite yes.

Of course, San Francisco jumps right out at me. Massachusets, California, D.C., and Chicago are some others.

With this in mind, I ask myself which of the presidential candidates is most in line with the politics of these states and cities? The answer is clear as is my choice for president.

Now, this is my own person reflection on this election. Doesn't mean its right, just my own opinion.

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That hurts my feelings. You forgot about the liberal's in my home state of Michigan, which are in the city of Detroit. I don't even like driving there, let alone the thought of living there.

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You had me for a minute....thought to myself, what the heck did I do...Yeah, forgot about Detroit. Definitely not on my list of places to live.

And which candidate appeals to the general populace of Detroit?

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Are there really any "conservative" cities left? It seems that the population centers (cities) draw the liberals, while the more rural areas draw the conservatives.

Case in point, California. Look at the wonderful colored county by county maps from the last couple of elections. Here's a link

http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/JAVA/election2004/PurpleAmericaPosterAll5...

You'll see that the major blue areas are just around the cities, LA, San Francisco, etc. The rest of the state is red, or purple at most. Heck, I went elk hunting in Oregon a few years ago, and once I got north of Sacremento, there were pick-ups with gun racks, massive ranches, etc. Totally looked like middle America....

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This was sent to me - don't know the source so take it for what it is worth, but it echoes the same basic message that I shared in my original post.

What do the top ten cities with the highest poverty rate all have in common?

Democrat leadership

Detroit, MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961;

Buffalo, NY (2nd) hasn't elected one since 1954;

Cincinnati, OH (3rd)...since 1984;

Cleveland, OH (4th)...since 1989;

Miami, FL (5th) has never had a Republican mayor;

St. Louis, MO (6th)....since 1949;

El Paso, TX (7th) has never had a Republican mayor;

Milwaukee, WI (8th)...since 1908;

Philadelphia, PA (9th)...since 1952;

Newark, NJ (10th)...since 1907.

Einstein once said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

It is the disadvantaged who habitually elect Democrats --- yet are still disadvantaged.

It is more than Democrat “leadership”, it is LIBERAL PHILOSOPHY.