Saturday, November 06, 2004

Red-State, Blue-State

Hi Kari:

Was web surfing and came across this item.

Excerpt:

Another noteworthy thing is that most of the historical political map makers still use the long traditional colors for party maps--red for Democrats and blue for Republicans, blue perhaps suggesting bluebloods and red perhaps suggesting socialism. If you called someone a "red," you would think him on the left (consider the movie "Reds"). When I was young, all the TV networks did the same (red for Democrats, blue for Republicans)...

I can't remember what the color schemes were for elections prior to 2000.

Is Lindgren's speculation correct about the past color assignments?

What would red and blue represent today?

Take care and be well,
Rene

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