See, my grandparents -- they came from the heartland. Their ancestors began settling there about 200 years ago. I don't know if they had their birth certificates, but they were there.
They were Scotch-Irish mostly -- farmers, teachers, ranch hands, pharmacists, oil rig workers. Hearty, small-town folks. Some were Democrats, but a lot of them, maybe even most of them, were Republicans -- the party of Lincoln. And my grandparents explained that folks in these parts, they didn't like showoffs, they didn't admire braggarts or bullies.