Commentators and political operatives divide voters by geography, demographics, sex, income, etc.

Columnist Kathleen Parker says this is inadequate in this election.

According to Parker, it’s the voter’s worldview that really matters–and your worldview is reflected in whether you’re a Michael Moore or a J. R.R. Tolkien type.

“The nation is essentially divided into two cinematic camps:” writes Parker, “(1) those who believe that America’s story was best told in Michael Moore’s ’Fahrenheit 9/11,’ and (2) those who think Peter Jackson pretty much captured the essence of current events in the ’Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary masterpiece of the same name.

“In Moore/Kerry metro-blue-state world, Bush is a moron and the war on terror, especially the war in Iraq, is a tall tale told by an idiot. In Tolkien/Bush retro-red-state world, we are in a global struggle against Mordor’s Orcs (radical Islam’s terrorists) to save Western civilization.”