But there's some technological fatalism here that doesn't recognize how Democratic strategies have helped create this alignment.
It has to do with Democratic strategists obsessed with an insanely simplistic and myopic view of the electorate and microtargetting subpopulations.
Nothing against DC or NY....
But views from DC-based consultants (and I'm generalizing here but with a LOT of examples to draw from) flattens those two, infuriatingly.
And that's a big problem.
Instead, they show up and tell people that their local politics and concerns don't matter, then push out commoditized outreach efforts.
In a huff, the DC boys took their money and went home, giving no national support to Marshall.
WHICH WE ALL KNEW WOULD HAPPEN.
With two days left and much of their rolls untouched, I offered to go through my own neighborhood and help them prioritize.
THE STAFFER SAID WE NEED TO BUG THEM JUST AS MUCH.
Most were so flamingly gay I can't imagine that being the case, but they completely botched Durham politics.
In other words, situated urban knowledges misunderstanding local context.
And that's where we are now.
Y'all know what I mean, but just...
This thread was written "from the hip," and while I'm reasonably certain about geographic facts presented here, all were from memory and I didn't check them b/c it was just a rant. Please verify before spreading too far.
I can vouch for the anecdotes, though.