Thursday, February 14, 2008

Huckabee and History

"Richelieu" notes something about the Huckabee campaign:

Huckabee is doing a great job of showing state-by-state exactly where the evangelical voters are and are not, right down to the local precinct level. This is useful data in future races, so the voter phone, mail, and database crowd is hoping the Huck keeps on going, enhancing one Republican primary voter file after the next.

Not just politicians! Historians and sociologists will be using this primary as a template for their generalizations about turn-of-the-century America and its religious behavior for decades to come, if not a century or more.