Power has withered at the center and devolved to an archipelago of fiefdoms where warlords rule without the burdens of governing.
Success will depend on showing real and fundamental changes in policy and governing.
Q: Is there something poisonous to conservative ideal about governing at the federal level?
late 13c., from Old French governer (11c., Modern French gouverner) "govern," from Latin gubernare "to direct, rule, guide, govern" (cf. Spanish gobernar, Italian governare), originally "to steer," a nautical borrowing from Greek kybernan "to steer or pilot a ship, direct" (the root of cybernetics). The -k- to -g- sound shift is perhaps via the medium of Etruscan. Related: Governed; governing.