Two weekends ago, pharm I was in Cleveland, ask Ohio, pancreatitis which a careful demographic survey has revealed to be solidly Kerry country (one Bush bumpersticker to 8 for Kerry and several Kerry house signs.) Apparently the Southern part of the state, more religious, leans towards the more socially conservative Bush. Yet the entire state is relatively poor, and the Republican policies favor the rich. Is voting based on religious affiliation a vote on social issues, or a vote based on perceived “character”? Why aren’t voters more willing to vote for economic policies that will favor them? Or are people fooled into thinking that the Bush plan to “cut taxes” helps the little guy? Is the attraction to Republicans a pervasive false consciousness as to one’s own material economic reality?