But otherwise he was far more pessimistic about the rest of the Deep South.
Sen. Barry Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights Act and carried the Deep South.
In 2008, Huckabee won most of the states in the Deep South but eventually lost the nomination to John McCain.
Even in the Deep South, many committed gay couples have found acceptance in their communities.
Gingrich, who has shown limited appeal outside the Deep South, never had much traction here.
Even worse—the Klan, in the Deep South anyway, was almost an arm of the Democratic Party.
As with the Deep South, you could attribute this to ideology or cultural difference.
Conservative white Democrats are a vanishing breed in the Deep South.
John Barrow, who lost on Tuesday, is the last white Democratic congressman in the Deep South.
Her speech shows a noticeable freedom from the usual heavy negro dialect and idiom of the Deep South.
The southernmost tier of states in the South: South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Before the Civil War, these states were centers of cotton production and slavery. All of them seceded from the United States before the firing on Fort Sumter. They are sometimes distinguished from the states of the Upper South (Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas), which contained proportionately fewer slaves prior to the Civil War and which seceded only after the firing on Fort Sumter.