I have long argued that the critical compact between the office holder and
the voters is this simple:
Voters elect office holder
Office holder picks up the garbage
Proving competence triumphs, voters now give the office holder the green light to start experimenting and bring greater change.
I think this goes a long way to why Democratic Candidates won so handily last week. Republicans can not pick up the garbage (see: Iraq, New Orleans, etc).
How can a movement predicated on the fact that government is bad hope to make it work well? I look forward to another long majority for those who believe government can work in the best interest of the governed.