[Sca-cooks] OT: GoTV
Martin G. Diehl
mdiehl at nac.net
Thu Nov 6 14:22:55 PST 2008
Susan Fox wrote:
> Stefan li Rous wrote:
>> Selene replied to me with:
>> Stefan li Rous wrote:
>> > Where did this blue state-red state come from?
>> Curiously, from television coverage of national elections. It's not
>> like there was a great agreement amongst the TV networks, it just kind
>> of evolved as a convention. >>>
>> Thank you. I guess this happened after color television became
>> common. But why red and blue? And why blue for the Democrats and red
>> for the Republicans? It would have been rather confusing if different
>> stations/newspapers were using the same color for different parties.
>> Red and Blue? Hey, that's not even good heraldry! :-) (color on color)
> Yes it IS good heraldry. The American Flag is Red, White and Blue, and
> White tends to get used for neutral or undecided areas. Red and Blue
> have good contrast with each other.
> I'm not sure why the colors fell to the parties that they did, it could
> have gone the other way. Red and Republican start with the same letter,
> Wikipedia has an interesting page on the subject:
On the online comic: Comic Strip Club, http://www.comicstripclub.com
the artist had political commentary under R L C (Right, Left, Center)
with those leters drawn in Red White, and Blue.
Here's an example ... http://comicstripclub.com/2008/10/31/obama-ftw/
Martin G. Diehl
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