I say again, this is exactly what the Democrats (and bicoastals in general) don't get.
Not only Mississippi, but also Alabama, Michigan, New Mexico, and West Virginia are still short of pre-recession job levels by multiple measures. That contrasts with states including Colorado, North Dakota, Texas and Utah, where employment numbers have soared. Nationwide, job numbers surpassed pre-recession peaks in the middle of 2014, about the same time Mississippi was saddled with the nation’s highest unemployment rate.
Move, you say? You can't, when your mortgage is still under water, and the ACA is bleeding your extra cash dry.
Until Dems have solutions that resonate across these very different geographic locations ... they're dead as a party. You have to care about states stuck under Repub governorships.