Lord have mercy. Why do people like to talk about politics so much? I just don't want to listen to another wine-swirlin' Californian who thinks he knows how the "South" is going to vote. And by the way, Texas is not considered part of the South. And Virginia is kinda the south, but uppity. And then there's Alabama. And New Orleans is creole- whole different ballgame.
There isn't just one "South" and there are a lot more progressive people living there than most people realize.