It's already begun. Pundits and journalists have been not only questioning but mocking Sarah Palin's experience as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. Democrats hoping to get beyond red and blue America would do well to avoid falling into the same trap. A look at the 2000 and 2004 electoral map by county should be a tip off.
I find most discourse about elitism in this country misleading, but the surest way to alienate millions of voters is to make a joke out of where they live.