There are no red states.
There are no blue states.

U.S. map by county

2004 election results by county. Red = Bush, Blue = Kerry.
Surprising map by actual percentage of votes.

Same results colored by percentage of vote. 50/50 = purple.


There is not a liberal America and a conservative America. There is the United States of America. There is not a Black America and a White America, a Latino America, an Asian America, there's the United States of America.

The pundits like to slice and dice our country into "red" states and "blue" states. Red states for Republicans, blue states for Democrats. But I've got news for them, too...

We worship an awesome God in the blue states. And we don't like federal agents poking around in our libraries in the red states. We coach Little League in the blue states, and yes, we've got some gay friends in the red states. There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq, and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq.

We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the Stars and Stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.


(Senator Barack Obama, 2004 Democratic National Convention)



Obama classic side portrait



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