Fertile land does not equal Obama votes.
What's mysterious about people staying in the same place for generations? My people have been in Iowa since the Civil War too.
My brother has his radius whittled down to about 10 miles. I, on the other hand, live about 800 miles from where I was born and grew up, and have no expectation of returning, but then, I always was the black sheep of the family.
I guess nancy pelosi has the formation of gold in northern California to thank for her success?