I think maybe different regions have characteristically different kinds of vices. I was in Boston when Kerry was the representative. Knowing how easy it was for Kerry to deal with new war, you can imagine his smoothness in Boston. I have visited the homeless in Boston, served free Friday night supper to the street people in a church basement downtown after the director announced the procedures to the group in a most demeaning way. I asked at a church meeting why those folks were not invited to come to the service. I was told that the church board would not want them. Boston high level corruption? Think the BigDig.
There are different styles, too, for instance Christie’s blatant crassness, similar to Trump, has no problem preventing him from staying in office in New Jersey. And different groups to pick on, the Native Americans in some areas, the black’s in other areas, the Muslims, India’s immigrants in yet other areas. There are different issues as well. When my kids were attending city magnet schools inside St. Louis, the Bloods and Crops were at war. Two black gangs terrorized, so badly that children were not allowed to wear their colors, blue and red, to school, for fear those clothes would be forceably removed
on the street. Several decades later—Ferguson happened.