A reader writes:
As a lifelong Omahan, I couldn't help but notice that people from my city were quoted twice in the Politico piece you linked to. I'd just like to point out that the congressional district that Omaha makes up, NE-2, was the only congressional district in the entire nation to split from its state and cast its electoral vote for Barack Obama. (This is because Nebraska isn't a winner-take-all state. The only other state that allows this is Maine, which did not divide its votes.) I'd also like to point out that this was not expected to happen, and polls were taken throughout the election year showing McCain winning the district....that is until October when Sarah Palin visited here. You can thus draw your own conclusion from that as to whether we're a hotbed of Palin love.