Romney-Obama race dividing U.S. along fault lines

Increasingly, the 2012 presidential election appears to be dividing along a pair of fault-lines. The first is demographic: old versus new America. … The other divide of surpassing importance in this year’s presidential election is geographic: it’s the gulf between a relative handful of “battleground” states, which are already getting pounded by campaign commercials, and the rest of the country, where most of America lives and which has largely been spared. [cont.]

Paul West, Los Angeles Times