This is a great article.
Democrats should forget about the South.
We should stop saying we need to win the South in order to win the presidency (which is the only reason Senator John Edwards is running for president).
We should write off the South.
And go get the Southwest instead.
Let's get Arizona, Nevada and Ohio.
If we can win those three states, with the Gore states, we win.
We'll never win many of those southern states -- there is too much racial polarization.
It's a great article, called "A Route for 2004 That Doesn't Go Through Dixie" by Thomas Schaller originally published in the Washington Post and republished by www.progressivetrail.org