"Voting on principles was hardly a new phenomenon, but it seemed to go a step further in 1988. In Odessa and Midland Texas, as in other places, liberalism had come to be perceived not as a political belief but as something unpatriotic and anti-American, something that threatened the very soul of the hardworking whites who had built this country and made it great. And Dukakis, by the very way he looked and acted, embodied every bad stereotype of a liberal—brooding, clenched, frowning, swarthy, hairy, a man who came across as one gigantic, furrowed eyebrow."
—H. G. Bissinger, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream (NY: Da Capo Press, 1990), 189