True, RH. Without going into a lot of detail, The New South doesn't allow for a lot of entrenched leadership. In VA, a Gov can serve only one term. That is it. Very little if any inbreeding. We saw that a reliance on tobacco, textiles and furniture manufature was not going to work. Dem & Repub Gov's and our part-time legislature set up the tech schools and community college system that are supplying prospective employers with workers.
We still have a lot of problems ahead of us in this difficult economy. People are still falling through the cracks. But some very wise people made some very wise decisions a generation ago.