Liberal is conservative in a moderate Midwestern kind of way which is changing fast due to…
1. Liberal is conservative in a moderate Midwestern kind of way which is changing fast due to big National Beef Packing plant which relies on Hispanic migrants and thus four-fifths of the children in Liberal’s public-school system are Hispanic.
2. Liberal’s mayor, Joe Denoyer, who was raised in a Democratic family near Chicago and moved to Liberal in search of work.
3. This should make the town receptive to Democrats, but Mr Trump easily won the county of which it forms part.
4. Mr Denoyer voted for Mr Trump by being impressed by his promise, though he thinks it unlikely that the president will keep his promises.
5. The town of Liberal is said to have been named for an early settler famous among travellers for being free with drinking water.