Here. Very true. Republicans write off the Northeast, the West Coast, and contest the Upper Midwest....but unfortunately for them that's where the majority of people in the United States live. The South, while a regional power in itself, is much more thinly populated. The Republicans from "real America" have a disproportionate amount of power over the lives of the majority of Americans. "Real America", often means ignorant, rural, America, the places where they actually think that the world was literally created in seven days. I prefer the majority America, which does not believe this. Democracy demands that the majority, and not a special interest, rule, and that's what should prevail here. Preserving "Real America" is undemocratic.