Here is my Creators Syndicate column for the week, titled "Throw Out the Old Map." My thesis is that we may see major changes from the map of red and blue states that became so familiar after the 2000 and 2004 elections. Some friends who are fellow followers of the political scene have written in to disagree, and I suppose it's possible that every state will end up voting for the candidate of the same party it voted for in 2004. But I doubt it. For reasons, see the article.
By Michael Barone