Faulkner's "The past is never dead. It's not even past" has been quoted so many times that it has become an exhausted cliché. Except in places where the New South seems incapable of escaping the Old South.
Texas politics are on the move, and for the first time in years, it's exciting to be a Democrat in this very red state. And the Obama campaign is treating us red-staters like our votes count, too.