Remember how I told you that “Red State conservatives buy more porn” study was crap?
To understand why this is a non sequitur, look at the Census Bureau’s report on the black population, and specifically the state-by-state table on page 4. The four states with the most blacks as a percentage of population–Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina and Georgia–all went for McCain. By Edelman’s logic, this would point to the conclusion that blacks are the most reliable GOP voters. The reality, of course, is more complex: Blacks in fact overwhelmingly vote Democratic, and states in the Deep South tend to have both large black populations and very conservative white voters.