Last November, while most of the country was either cheering Donald Trump’s presidential win or making an appointment with their therapist about how to cope with the results, New Englanders in four out of the region’s six “blue” states — Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine — woke up the next morning with four Republican governors.
Three of those governorships flipped from blue to red. It was a trend that the Northeast had not seen for a generation, but it received little national attention. (Connecticut and Rhode Island hold their governorship elections in 2018.)
If the reverse had happened, and four Democrats had won governorships in deep red states last year, the news would have been treated quite differently, [Yeah, the media would be having orgasms]
“It would have been on the front pages of every major newspaper in the country. And debated for weeks about how it spells the demise of the Republican Party.”
Massachusetts’ new governor Charlie Baker is the most popular governor in the country. Deval Patrick did for Massachusetts what Barack Obama did for America. They both inflicted big-time harm on their own party.
Wisconsin flipped from blue to red in the last few years, and it appears that Iowa has also. Now if only Colorado would! Little hope there, I’m afraid. Too many California escapees inflicting Colorado with the same maladies that drove them out of California.
The rest of the story in the New York Post is worth a read.