Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Present shock

This stray factoid from The Wall Street Journal's post-election coverage gave me a little defamiliarization buzz:

Former Sen. John Edwards's departure from the Democratic race last week may have helped Mr. Obama with white males, who made up more than a quarter of Tuesday's Democratic voters from coast to coast.
100 years ago, white males would have made up about 98% of U.S. voters, democratic or otherwise. And 100% of candidates, needless to say.

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