But even in "McCain Country," attitudes are changing. We certainly get that sense in Tulsa, where (despite the efforts of T-Town Democrats and our own online work) McCain won handily.
Today, the New York Times has validated Tulsa's softening of attitudes toward Barack Obama. (Read the Times Tulsa story here.)
Here's a snippet from the NYT article:
Some people have, in fact, changed their minds. Leonard Nelson, 63, a 23-year military veteran of both the Army and the Navy, said he had voted for Mr. McCain mainly through military fealty — believing that Mr. McCain’s own military record would make him a better commander in chief.“But I’ve come to think the better man won,” said Mr. Nelson, owner of the Humidor Cigar Shop, an aromatic haven of pipes, blended tobaccos and customers on a first-name basis. Mr. Nelson said that Mr. Obama, through his cabinet nominations, sent a signal of centrist government intention that feels O.K. to him.