Then why did Vermont elect Congress' first out-of-the-closet socia1ist to the U.S. Senate (Bernie Sanders)?
New Hampshire has historically been a red state, but it is being invaded by New Yorkers and folks from Connecticut and Massachusetts (where the taxes are too high, evidently) who are died-in-the-wool liberals.
(Tangential note: Check out the Congressional Progressive Caucus
for a pretty good list of socia1ists in Congress. These fine folks believe they know better than you do how to spend your money and how best to use your land.)