The South Retreats

DiA notices that the leaders of both parties are no longer overwhelmingly southern:

Southerners haven't lost their country, but they have lost powera power they disproportionately enjoyed for nearly the entire Clinton-Bush II era..."I want my country back," has become a conservative-populist rallying cry. They have not truly lost their country, but have seen a wild swing of power north and towards the coasts. It won't last, either. But it's a painful reality right now for a region that once revelled in separatism, then dominated the country as a whole for an oddly long stretch.

But the South's control of the GOP has never been tighter.