in 1992 gets laughed off the stage. Federal elections turn into a beauty contest with plenty of mud slinging. This plays right into the liberal play book as they have more terms for marginalizing people than Carter (showing my age) had little pills. Combine the printing press of the federal government and even the big corporations will jump on the bandwagon with liberals. The feds are such a mess, that the governors and state legislatures in a majority of states have learned to go their own way on programs and limit their exposure to the feds and thus the influence of elections. If you look at the map, it is the metros versus the rest of the country. Thus, Dems win on the national level, but state houses go to the GOP.