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Old 07-13-2011, 03:38 PM
 
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AZ would be more like Los Angeles if they didn't vote against the Martin Luther King Holiday and voted for Mc cain Instead of Obama , and that makes Phoenix sounds a great deal like the Oklahoma cities Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The Big Texas Cities supported the Martin Luther King Holiday and voted for Obama somethiing that Phoenix didn't do.
First of all McCain only won like 53 percent of the vote in his home state. I honestly believe if any other republican ran instead of McCain, Obama would have carried AZ in '08. As far as MLK I don't have the time and energy to explain. I understand how bad it looks but it was a very complicated issue at the time. They wanted to create an extra state paid holiday when the voters turned it down the first time. (Still I would have voted for it.) When they eliminated another holiday and the MLK day was put up for vote it passed overwhelmingly. True to form Arizonans were staunchly fiscally conservative and didn't care about the consequences. Mind you this was 20 yrs ago too. Still when they had the chance to vote for it where it wouldn't cost the taxpayers it won in a landslide.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:27 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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First of all McCain only won like 53 percent of the vote in his home state. I honestly believe if any other republican ran instead of McCain, Obama would have carried AZ in '08. As far as MLK I don't have the time and energy to explain. I understand how bad it looks but it was a very complicated issue at the time. They wanted to create an extra state paid holiday when the voters turned it down the first time. (Still I would have voted for it.) When they eliminated another holiday and the MLK day was put up for vote it passed overwhelmingly. True to form Arizonans were staunchly fiscally conservative and didn't care about the consequences. Mind you this was 20 yrs ago too. Still when they had the chance to vote for it where it wouldn't cost the taxpayers it won in a landslide.
I rep you for the background on AZ which is pretty much unknown outside of AZ.
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:34 AM
 
Location: NorCal by way of L.A. and Atlanta
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California is the part of the West Coast although the eastern part of the state like Needles, and Barstow feel more southwestern IMO. Other than that the state as a whole is just southwestern geographically
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Yes, I consider it part of the Desert Southwest.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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I consider it the West Coast, to me the South West region is New Mexico, Nevada etc... But SoCal is pretty dry and deserty.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I consider to to be both. Just as Texas is both Western and Southern.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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I would say the inland desert regions of SoCal, East of the coastal mountain ranges, could qualify as Southwestern... but once you get into the coastal areas (ie. where the majority of the population is) it's something quite different, and the "West Coast" distinction comes more into play.

There's just something distinctly different, on many levels (from my perspective at least), about cities/metros like L.A., San Diego, Oxnard, Ventura, and Santa Barbara... and the true Southwestern cities/metros like Phoenix, Las Vegas, Tucson, and Albuquerque.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yeah I would say in some ways it is. The strong Hispanic element, the layout of much of Greater Los Angeles, the palm trees, Mexican food, the architecture. But SF also has some of that. I think north of SF though the Hispanic element declines and you have more of that hippie/west coast feel.
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