After carefully following the 2008 campaign, I am finally getting what is meant by "Small Town Values." Apparently, they include homophobia, xenophobia, and lots and lots of guns. It appears that killing and eating a moose is more important for a VP candidate than knowing where a country sits.
Most of the people who only watch Fox News (which I affectionaltely call Pravda) still think Suddam Husain was the cause of the 9/11 plane crashes. Watching exit polls where people say things like, "I can't vote for Obama; he's a Muslim" or "I can't bring myself to vote for one of those people," I am less sanguine about the future...after all, Jefferson did say the we would get the government "we deserve!" Not what's best for us, but what we deserve.
I don't think this is what he had in mind when he asked for a "classless society."