I missed Donald Trump’s big speech in North Carolina last night.
Liberal Larry is correct though to sense that America’s regional cultures have survived into the 21st century and that their ingrained differences over the meaning of liberty and equality remain one of the most potent divisions in American politics. Rural Alabama and Portland are polar opposites.
There are other divides at work these days which have opened up over the past century which intersect with these preexisting cultural fault lines. The biggest ones are the urban vs. rural divide, the modernist/cosmopolitan vs. traditionalist divide which is strongly associated with it, the education divide between the PMC and their contempt for the working class and the male vs. female divide.
Note: White Nationalists and the Alt-Right have always downplayed these other divides in favor of focusing on racial solidarity. In reality, a single, college-educated White woman with progressive values who lives in a big coastal city is culturally and politically further apart from rural White voters in the South and Midwest than most non-Whites who live in those same areas.