I found this encouraging to read - but, hey, YMMV. *shrug*
The myth of the "red states" and "blue states" has been propagating since about 30 seconds after CNN started filling in their map. It's a compelling image, the idea that the country is deeply, sharply divided along state boundaries into two blocs of mutually incompatible political belief, as incapable of mixing or reaching a concensus as the former East and West Germanies. Fortunately, a myth is all it is.
Full entry link here, from damienk.