The aftermath of the election has been enlightening, to say the least.
Basically, the big population centers re-elected Obama. Taken to the extreme – the people who “live like rats” re-elected him.
If you look at a map of the electorate by county (the smallest division I’ve seen to date), most of the country is bright red (Romney). Every map that I’ve seen (like in this great video from Wired.com)
shows the discrepancy in the vote. It makes a certain amount of sense, actually – those areas where people are packed in like sardines have always relied on “guvment” to keep their perverse lifestyle from falling apart at the seams.