Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Baltimore is a city that we would have expected Wallace to do well in, given everything we've seen in other cities so far. It is industrial with a large number of white ethnics, yet also very southern in orientation. A true border city. As we see, Wallace's performance in several wards doubles his national vote and triples his "non-southern" vote. We should also remember that in 1968, Baltimore's own Spiro Agnew was on the Republican ticket. Wallace's performance is, thus, all the more impressive.
The Baltimore area also saw a considerable amount of anti-war protesting under the direction of Daniel and Philip Berrigan. One can imagine how well the reaction to this among white ethnics played to Wallace's strengths.
Posted by CBMurray at 12:06 PM