It was a six point spread between McCain and Obama in the election: between 58 and 59 million people voted against the Democrats.
When the point spread has been 10 points or less, as it has been in 16 games, the economy grew 2.4 percent on average.
But in the 11 games when the point spread was 20 points or more, the economy grew an average of 3.5 percent per year.
Southward to the point spread lands owned by the parish, and known as the common pasture.
Peter's thoughts still hovered about old Rose, and from that point spread to the whole system of colored service in the South.
It was a pleasant diversion to get out of the level valley, which at this point spread out some miles back to the bluffs.