The NY Times ran an OpEd piece by David brooks on Nov 9th:The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Take a Ride to Exurbia. He points out that the Republicans, led by Karl Rove, understand suburbia. I'm not sure anybody really understands but it sure does look like they've got the Republican voters, as Robert Lang points out in this letter to the editor about Brooks OpEd piece (his is the 3rd one down). Lang is the director of the Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech, (an institution dear to my heart). Their blog called BlogOpolis can be found here.