Although I love the new balance of Blue and Red in our electoral map, as a picture of the real America, much less as a picture of the change-to-come, it seems far from the reality. Each state actually has major scattered mixtures of red and of blue. But, As Obama has been saying since the onset (rough quote): "We are not a white america, we are not a black America, we are the United States of America."
I would like to see that mix. I would like to see the blue and the red spots on the map within each state. I would like people in each state to know the vast mixture within their own state. The televised news has that information; many channels would blow up a state to look at the red, blue and still grey/unknown spots in states under discussion. The information is out there. Woudn't that be amore healing and forward-looking image for the country?
If we had such a map, and you stood back a bit, what do you want to bet that it would look purple?
Above is a blank map: get out your crayons!