"There Are Indeed Two Americas, One Bicoastal, ..."

" ... urban, industrial, and politically very liberal; the other rural, with smaller cities and towns, traditional beliefs about family and morality, and a moderate-to-conservative political outlook ... People in the rural center will not take kindly to this leftward tilt [of the Democratic Party] and will be in continual tension with other America."

--Pete DuPont, in a Wall Street Journal column in 2000, the governor of Delaware from 1977 through 1985 and a candidate for the 1988 Republican presidential nomination.

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