Romney May Recapture Upscale Whites

In the cold, gray numbers of election returns and exit-poll percentages, a reader with some imagination can find clues to people’s deep feelings, their hopes and fears, their self-images and moral values.

This is especially true in presidential primaries. In most general elections, 80 percent of voters vote for candidates of the party they prefer. In primaries, voters choose between specific individuals with greater differences in experience, background, and character than on issues.

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Author Bio:

Michael Barone, senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner (www.washingtonexaminer.com), is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor and a co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.
Author website: http://www.bernardgoldberg.com