Barack Obama won many historically Republican states in this year's elections, including Colorado, Virginia and North Carolina.
But not Oklahoma.
Republicans were actually on the upswing there, winning local elections and taking control of the state senate for the first time in its history.
John McCain carried every single county and won by such a margin that Oklahoma can now safely be called the most Republican state in the union.
So as the Republican Party regroups from walloping losses in the November election, what lessons can it take from its runaway success in Oklahoma?
Host Scott Simon talks with Keith Gaddie, Professor of Political Science at University of Oklahoma professor and expert on Southern politics.