Reliably conservative Georgia, like its vibrant capital Atlanta, remained politically mostly under the radar. The fact that this southern state elected a Democrat for president for the first time since 1992 puts him back on the political map.
Georgia Democratic? This is an idea that until recently assumed at least one of two ingredients: a broad historical horizon or a lot of imagination. The southernmost of the 13 American founding states has elected Republican presidents since 1992, when Bill Clinton, the governor of Arkansas, another southern state, won the day.