September 16, 2004

THE SEISMOLOGY OF DEMOCRATIC DECLINE:

The troubled Northeasterner (George Will, September 16, 2004, Townhall)

For four decades the Northeast, like the Senate almost forever, has not been fertile ground for producing presidents. And in the 10 or so minutes required to savor this column, the center of the American population will have moved another 4 inches south and west. According to the Census Bureau, it is moving thither 2 feet an hour -- almost 3.5 miles a year.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 16, 2004 1:52 PM
Comments

Gives a new twist to the saw "Voting with their feet."

Posted by: luciferous at September 16, 2004 3:21 PM

Good riddance. Get thee South, ye rabble!

Posted by: Robert Duquette at September 16, 2004 5:56 PM

On the other hand, that volcanic magma chamber under Yellowstone National Park that's supposed to be due for a cataclysmic eruption that will wipe out much of the habitation in North America sometime in the near future is moving in the opposite direction. So you lose some things, you gain some things.

Posted by: John at September 16, 2004 10:45 PM

Does that mean it's moving away from New Hampshire?

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger at September 19, 2004 1:46 AM
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