2004 Election Map by County

On the eve before the 2008 elections, I thought I’d post a picture I saved from the last election in 2004.  It’s hard to believe the likely difference between this almost completely red map and the map that is likely going to be drawn tomorrow.

Bush Country 2004

It’s a good reminder of the hubris of Republican partisans after the 2004 elections, and a reminder to Democratic partisans of how quickly sentiment can shift.  The track record for parties that control both houses of Congress and the Presidency is exceptionally poor.

I’m hoping we won’t repeat past mistakes… but not counting on it.

“History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” — Mark Twain