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Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion => U.S. Presidential Election Results => Topic started by: A18 on December 10, 2005, 11:47:30 pm



Title: Why did McKinley...
Post by: A18 on December 10, 2005, 11:47:30 pm
Get so close in Virginia?  (1896)


Title: Re: Why did McKinley...
Post by: memphis on December 11, 2005, 01:48:47 pm
People were pissed that Grover Cleveland hadn't lifted a finger to help them in the Panic of 1893.


Title: Re: Why did McKinley...
Post by: PBrunsel on December 11, 2005, 02:05:11 pm
People were pissed that Grover Cleveland hadn't lifted a finger to help them in the Panic of 1893.

Bryan did wel in ever other Southern state.

I beleive the reason is populism never played well in traditionalist Virginia. Look at Weaver in 1892, his running-mate was a Confederate general and he did not even do well in Virginia.


Title: Re: Why did McKinley...
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 12, 2005, 09:06:09 am
Virginia may have been more urban and northeastern than the rest of the Confederacy in its political culture. McKinley won Maryland, another previously solid Dem state.


Title: Re: Why did McKinley...
Post by: A18 on December 12, 2005, 04:45:49 pm
I wonder why he actually did worse in 1900, not only in Virginia, but I believe also North Carolina and Tennessee, where he also got close in 1896.


Title: Re: Why did McKinley...
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 13, 2005, 10:37:01 am
I wonder why he actually did worse in 1900, not only in Virginia, but I believe also North Carolina and Tennessee, where he also got close in 1896.
See your "realignment of 1896" thread ... a partial return to normalcy. Sorta like the Dems in Northeastern Suburbia, 1990s to 2004.


Title: Re: Why did McKinley...
Post by: MasterJedi on December 13, 2005, 04:48:55 pm
People were pissed that Grover Cleveland hadn't lifted a finger to help them in the Panic of 1893.

Bryan did wel in ever other Southern state.

I beleive the reason is populism never played well in traditionalist Virginia. Look at Weaver in 1892, his running-mate was a Confederate general and he did not even do well in Virginia.

^^^^


Title: Re: Why did McKinley...
Post by: Gustaf on December 22, 2005, 06:54:52 pm
I always thought Virginia (together with maybe Tennessee) was the least Southern of the old Confederacy, and therefore least Democratic.


Title: Re: Why did McKinley...
Post by: Rob on February 27, 2006, 08:22:18 pm
A large (and enfranchised) black population, combined with strong white Unionist sentiment in the west, made Virginia relatively competitive in the closing years of the nineteenth century. 1896 wasn't an aberration- look at how close Blaine in 1884 and Harrison in 1888 came to winning.


Title: Re: Why did McKinley...
Post by: WalterMitty on June 14, 2006, 10:06:32 pm
another oddity: a relatively pro-business, pro-gold grover cleveland did better in the south in 1892 than the populist, pro-silver bryan did in ths south in 1896.