Red, Blue, and Gray

RED, BLUE, AND GRAY….Historian Ralph Luker notes that the electoral college map of the 2004 election rather eerily matches the electoral college map of the 1896 election.

Maybe. But non-historian Ken Layne points out that it rather eerily matches the map below from 1860. That is eerie!

(Am I violating my own advice to dial down the mockery? Yeah, maybe. You could probably sue me if it weren’t a weekend. Anyway, I’m doing a helluva lot better than Ken!)