Every political reporter worth their salt has a list of which counties to pay attention to for a feel of how the election results will go in today’s GOP primary. Charlie Mahtesian identifies nine. Adam Smith has his five. Etc., etc.
Picking which five or six counties to watch is easy, if you ask me. How about a list of which counties not to watch? Which counties are true armpits?
Well, here’s my list:
Take Holmes County, a tiny sliver of land in the Panhandle with just under 20,000 people. Nine out of ten residents there are white, and most of them who voted in the 2010 Democratic primary voted for Jeff Greene over Kendrick Meek.
Add to this list, Highlands and Okeechobee counties in southern Florida, as well as Lafayette and Union counties. All of these counties voted for whitebread Jeff Greene over Kendrick Meek.
In other words, if the Democrats in Holmes, Highlands, lafayette, Okeechobee and Union counties are racist, what do you think the Republicans are like?