Driving through Arizona, I saw a couple of “impeach Obama” bumper stickers, some teabagger billboards… Even a giant McCain/Palin billboard, sun-bleached and dozens of miles from any civilization.
I passed a number of rest stops that had big CLOSED signs on them. AZ can’t afford them anymore?
In New Mexico, the vibe is very different. It feels more like CA.
I’m writing this as I eat lunch at an IHOP in Albequerque (I unwisely skipped breakfast.) I have single-handedly reduced the median age in here by a good 10 years.