Normally, in a nonpresidential election year, most Americans would not care or pay much attention to governor’s elections in other states. Not so this year. The media were all over gubernatorial contests in Virginia and New Jersey.
Why? Because Democrats struggled or lost. But it is even more than that. It goes beyond partisan sports, where following a big win by a Democrat in the White House, people are excited that the scales are tipping the other way at some state houses. That’s true, but there’s something bigger behind it all.