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Old 09-16-2017, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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The most demographically like America is Illinois, I believe. And Chicago comes to my mind when I think of the city and metro that most represents America.

When I think of the most apple-pie Americana version of the U.S., however, I think of Ohio.
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Old 09-16-2017, 07:34 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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American cities don't get much more typical than Muncie, Indiana. Google "Middletown studies".
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:00 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I think most Midwestern states represent mainstream America. Maybe this is why the Iowa Caucuses are so important.
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Anywhere in the MidWest!
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Old 09-16-2017, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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The most demographically like America is Illinois, I believe. And Chicago comes to my mind when I think of the city and metro that most represents America.

When I think of the most apple-pie Americana version of the U.S., however, I think of Ohio.
The only reason Illinois is the closest demographically to the U.S. is Chicago. Drive from Evansville, In to Davenport, Ia and tell me Illinois represents the demographics of the US.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:20 PM
 
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Maybe this is why the Iowa Caucuses are so important.
The Iowa Caucuses are actually a travesty. Iowa is wrong about 99% of the time. Over the past 50 years they picked only 1 winner (George Bush). Iowans rejected every other president from Nixon to Reagan to Clinton to Trump.

Both the GOP and DNC would like to abandon Iowa. They blow millions there every 4 years and have nothing to show for it.

Winning the Iowa Caucus actually puts a hex on on a politician's career. The last 2 winners were no exception (Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders).
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:36 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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The Iowa Caucuses are actually a travesty. Iowa is wrong about 99% of the time. Over the past 50 years they picked only 1 winner (George Bush). Iowans rejected every other president from Nixon to Reagan to Clinton to Trump.

Both the GOP and DNC would like to abandon Iowa. They blow millions there every 4 years and have nothing to show for it.

Winning the Iowa Caucus actually puts a hex on on a politician's career. The last 2 winners were no exception (Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders).
I guess when I said important I meant that maybe the idea is that Iowa provides a good cross section of American voters.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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The only reason Illinois is the closest demographically to the U.S. is Chicago. Drive from Evansville, In to Davenport, Ia and tell me Illinois represents the demographics of the US.
Well duh. Last time I checked Chicago was part of Illinois. But even so, central Illinois also has several cities that are a mix of ethnicities, middle of the road politics, and rural meets moderately urban. These are all common in the U.S., including many of the problems associated with it.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:28 AM
 
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The only reason Illinois is the closest demographically to the U.S. is Chicago. Drive from Evansville, In to Davenport, Ia and tell me Illinois represents the demographics of the US.
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:28 AM
 
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I think Michigan and Ohio are a bit too post industrial to really represent America as a whole, and Indiana is a bit too enthusiastically red state outside of a few pockets of Indianapolis, Bloomington and Gary. Iowa is the one that most perfectly fits the bill.
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