2000 2004 2008 So I'm looking at these maps that I posted yesterday in another thread and it brings be around to thinking once again about the enigma of the city Democrat and the country Republican. I have had some theories about that such a perhaps country folks are more religious or city folks see more of the crime and homelessness or country folks are closer to nature but none of them held up under scrutiny. But yesterday something new came to me, a new hypothesis regarding the political divide between urban and rural. I think urban dwellers have become accustom to being dependent. Now don't take this as any kind of insult. It takes a lot of infrastructure when so many live in such a small area. When a water main breaks or the power goes out in my town it's an inconvenience. When the same thing happens in the city, it's an emergency. No one comes to pick up the garbage? No biggie, I got a burn barrel. In the city, big problem, refuse everywhere. Streets don't get ploughed? So what, I got a freezer full of food AND a 4wd. In the city it would be mayhem. What I'm getting at is if the government shut down in my county, I might not even notice, but if the same thing happened in a metropolitan, it would be a disaster. Now this is just a theory and perhaps one that others before me have advanced. Feel free to poke holes in it or trash it completely.