The South is different. Let Jewdar make this clear--we are are not a fan of the smarmy liberal tendency to paint all Southerners as illiterate rednecks. Fun fact--while Obama won among the most educated voters, he also won among the least educated. But when we say the South is different, we mean more than just voting patterns and education levels. We mean that for a long, long time--even before the Civil War--there was a Southern identity distinct from the the rest of the country.