Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Blowin' in the Wind

And so, with Iowa, the 2012 US presidential election begins in earnest. It's a wild start. Rick Perry blown out of the cornfields, and Michele Bachmann close behind. "You'll vote next time, hippie."  Rarely was the truism more true that every vote counts.

Above cartogram of the 2008 national election results courtesy of Mark Newman, Department of Physics and Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan.

For more, here's a link to his study:

The USA "House" is not so much divided as enmeshed and weird with inhabitants at each other's throats. Blue = Obama, Red = McCain in 2008.

Today's Rune: Partnership.  


Charles Gramlich said...

It looks like an animal with a red REpublican circulation system.

jodi said...

Erik, this is going to get interesting, for sure!