The Breakdown of Red States vs Blue States gets even worse when you look at it by county: USA Today Map
Click on the 2000 tab and notice how nothing has really changed (well except the fact that the US appears to have picked up 12,000 square miles).
Notice anything similar on the map of:Free States and Slave States, before the Civil War?
or are we actually Purple States...
Possibly the whole red/blue thing is overdone. Even the county level there are lots of red and blue people throughout the USA.
or are we two separate countries?
Then again, maybe it is time to think about splitting the country in two (or three). The India/Pakistan split ought to be a good model. Or maybe we just do a little North American Redistricting.